GEORGE TOWN: The cause of T. Nhaveen’s death was blunt force trauma to the head, suffered when he was bludgeoned by bullies believed to be his ex-schoolmates.
“As far as we are concerned, the investigation is complete. We now await confirmation from the Attorney-General’s Chambers to charge the suspects with murder,” said Penang deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Roslee Chik yesterday.
The announcement of the post-mortem results dispelled uncertainty over whether or not the 18-year-old could have died in hospital from other complications.
On Tuesday, George Town OCPD Asst Comm Anuar Omar revealed that Nhaveen had undergone treatment some time ago for a growth in his brain.
One of his aunts also told the media that he had been on medication for epilepsy.
DCP Roslee called on anyone who had been bullied or beaten up recently in the Gelugor area to step forward and lodge police reports.
He believed that some of the suspects in Nhaveen’s case could have been on a bullying spree because another boy, aged 19, lodged a report against two of the five suspects on May 5, alleging that they had beaten and tried to extort money from him. The complainant withdrew his police report three hours later.
“Anyone who feels threatened after making a police report can be protected under our witness protection programme,” Roslee told reporters at the police contingent headquarters on Friday.