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Shah Alam police to investigate 'Happy Birthday' assault video


PETALING JAYA: Police will launch a detailed investigation on the viral video clip which showed several secondary students allegedly beating up another student, allegedly to "celebrate" his birthday.    

Shah Alam district police chief ACP Baharudin Mat Taib said preliminary investigations found that the incident took place last February.   

“It is understood that the school in Shah Alam has identified all the students involved and a detailed investigation will be conducted.”   

According to ACP Baharudin, so far, no police report has been lodge over the matter.   

“The Shah Alam police have contacted the school involved and we will work together. While investigations are ongoing, the police urge the public to not speculate this issue.”  

The video depicted eight students, including one in a prefect uniform, singing “Happy Birthday” to the victim before assaulting him relentlessly with a broom, kicks and punches.  

It is understood that the assault is traditionally practised by students in the school to "celebrate" a student’s birthday.

 

 

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