Duo attack music teacher


GEORGE TOWN: A part-time school music teacher was beaten up at a school by a motorcyclist and his pillion rider after he was said to have been involved in a minor road accident on Farquhar Street here.

The teacher, 25, suffered cuts on his lips after he was hit by a helmet, punched and kicked by the attackers.

It is learnt that the teacher was unaware that he had accidentally grazed the leg of the pillion rider while stopping his car at a traffic light junction earlier.

He then drove to the school for the music lessons before the motorcylist gave chase on his machine during the 2pm incident on Tuesday.

After a short chase, the motorcyclist managed to intercept the victim outside the school before demanding that he alighted from his car.

A commotion ensued before he was attacked by the duo. They also followed him inside the school and hit him after he parked his car.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng said the victim, a former Universiti Sains Malaysia student, subsequently lodged a report at a nearby police station.

He said the teacher had maintained that he did not graze the pillion rider during the incident.

The police had more or less identified the two men after a check with the Road Transport Department, he said.

“We know the motorcycle be-longs to a 28-year-old man,” he said when contacted.

In a separate case, a Myanmar national was killed after he was believed to have been repeatedly hit on the head with helmets.

Furniture production operator Zam Thian Mang, 25, was found lying in a pool of blood at the parking space of the Nicol David International Squash Centre.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng said police had since temporarily ruled out robbery as the motive as the victim’s wallet containing RM210 was still with him.

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