KLANG: The Health Ministry will summon a doctor at a private clinic who had treated Malaysian National Defence University (UPNM) student Zulfarhan Osman Zulkarnain but did not report his injuries to the police.
Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the doctor should have alerted the police upon noticing the injuries on the 21-year-old student when he was brought there for treatment on May 27.
“It is wrong (not to report it). Whenever a doctor attends to any case suspected to have criminal elements, a report must be made with the police, It is the usual and standard practice,” he told reporters after opening the new school block at the SJK(T) Ladang Highlands in Bukit Tinggi here Sunday.
It was reported that Zulfarhan Osman was initially brought to seek treatment for his injuries at the private clinic in Bandar Baru Bangi on May 27.
He was told to go home after receiving treatment, and to return for follow-up treatment on May 31.
Zulfarhan Osman was found with burn marks and bruises in a 25th floor apartment in Serdang at around 8pm on June 1 and was pronounced dead at about 9pm at Hospital Serdang.
He may have been a victim of bullying due to a dispute over a laptop, and had been bound, beaten and burned with an iron.
Five UPNM students have been charged with his murder while several others have been charged with abetting and assault to force a confession from Zulfarhan Osman over the theft of a laptop computer.