PETALING JAYA: The secondary school student who was beaten up by his classmates to "celebrate" his birthday in a viral video has come forward and lodged a police report.
Selangor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Fadzil Ahmat said the 17-year-old victim, lodged the police report around 9pm on Sunday (April 15).
"We are investigating the case that allegedly occurred on February 8," he said when contacted on Monday (April 16).
The video depicted eight students, including one in a prefect's 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.