PETALING JAYA: Police yesterday said T Nhaveen’s death was caused by blunt force trauma to the head, suffered when he was bludgeoned by bullies believed to be his former schoolmates.
The announcement of the post-mortem results dispelled uncertainty over whether or not the 18-year-old could have died in hospital from other medical complications, reported The Star.
George Town police chief Asst Comm Anuar Omar had revealed on Tuesday that Nhaveen had undergone treatment some time ago for a growth in his brain.
One of Nhaveen’s aunts had also told the media that he had been on medication for epilepsy.
The post-mortem results had put to rest any speculation that Nhaveen could have died due to his prior medical condition.
Penang deputy police chief Deputy Comm Roslee Chik said the investigation was completed.
“We now await confirmation from the Attorney-General’s Chambers to charge the suspects with murder,” he said yesterday.
He also called on anyone who had been bullied or beaten up recently in the Gelugor area to step forward and lodge a police report.
Roslee said those who felt threatened after making a police report could be protected under the witness protection programme.
He believed that some of the suspects in Nhaveen’s case could have been on a bullying spree.