Student stabs teacher due to stress and revenge

BANTING: Driven by revenge and stress from his studies, a Form Five student allegedly stabbed his counselling teacher at a school in Sungai Manggis here.

The incident occurred in the assistant warden’s room of the school at about 8.20pm on Monday(June 17).

Kuala Langat OCPD Supt Azizan Tukiman said the 17-year-old student had entered the room before waiting for the victim there.

“When the victim came in and was taking off his shoes, the suspect stabbed him and a struggle ensued.

"The victim was stabbed a few times in the shoulder before the suspect ran away.

“A knife was embedded in the shoulder of the victim, who was then rushed to the Banting Hospital before he was brought to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR) in Klang for further treatment,” he told Sinar Harian.

He said that the police had received a call regarding the case and they rushed to the school to detain the student.

He added that investigations revealed that the motive of the attack was revenge as the teacher was said to have imposed tight rules in the school and hostel, causing the suspect to suffer stress.

“Because he wasn’t satisfied and because of the enormous amount of stress, the suspect had acted out of control,” he said, adding that the suspect was not involved with drugs.

Victim Muhammad Hasnan Salim, who is in his 30s, is reported to be in a stable condition after undergoing an operation.

The suspect has been remanded for five days until Friday (June 21) and has since been referred to the Psychiatry unit of Banting Hospital.

“The case has been classified as solved and the investigations papers will be referred to the Deputy Public Prosecutor soon for the next course of action,” he said.

The case was investigated under Section 326 of the Penal Code. 

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