On Wednesday (15 December), 5 teenage boys have been arrested for bullying and injuring a 14-year-old secondary school student in Muar on 9 December.
It was reported that the victim had suffered injuries to his left ribs and had to be hospitalised for treatment.
According to NST, the boys were arrested in Melaka, Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Johor Bahru respectively, and have been remanded for 3 days starting Thursday (16 December).
The remand order was issued by magistrate Analia Kamaruddin to facilitate investigations under Section 147 of the Penal Code.
Section 147 it carries a jail term of up to 2 years or a fine or both upon conviction.
Meanwhile, Muar district police chief ACP Zaharudin Rasip said the bullies were unhappy with the victim and his friends’ attitude.
This then led the bullies, all aged 16, to assault the 14-year-old victim.
Zaharudin added that the police report was lodged on Wednesday.
“The police are serious about criminal cases involving students, especially bullying in schools and will not compromise with any party involved.” Zaharudin was quoted saying by Bernama.