CHUKAI: Police have arrested 11 teenagers in connection with the assault of three male students of a boarding school here last Thursday.
Kemaman police chief Hanyan Ramlan said the suspects, aged between 13 and 16, were picked up from the school hostel and their homes in Kemaman today.
Police had received reports from the three victims, aged 13 to 15, alleging that several seniors at the hostel beat them up.
“The victims claimed they were assaulted for reporting to a school teacher that the suspects were vaping at the hostel.
“The beating caused the first victim’s right eardrum to burst while the second and third victims suffered various injuries on their bodies,” he told reporters here.
Hanyan said the 11 suspects had been remanded for four days beginning today for investigation under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting and Section 235 of the same code for causing grievous hurt.
He advised school managements to be more sensitive to bullying cases and to take immediate action if there were reports of such incidents happening on their premises.