Teens beaten up for refusing to join gang

KOTA KINABALU: Three teenagers were beaten up when they refused to join a gang in the city here.

The 14-year-olds were having a meal at a restaurant in Lintas near here at about 9pm on Saturday when they were approached by a group of about 10 people, believed to be members of Geng 66, said Kota Kinabalu deputy OCPD Supt George Abd Rakman.

The group asked if the teenagers belonged to any gang.

“The youths replied they were not, and stressed they were not interested in joining any gang, ” he said.

A video of the said incident was also circulated on various social media platforms.

One of the gang members got angry at how the teens responded and started throwing chairs at the teens while the rest went on to rain blows on the boys.

“The teens sustained bruises among other injuries on their faces and arms, ” said Supt George.

The restaurant owner and some passers-by managed to break up the fight.

The teens were later taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for treatment before a police report was lodged.

The gang members dispersed and left after the incident.

“We have identified some of the suspects and are hunting for the rest of them, ” Supt George said.

Those with information on this case and the suspects are urged to contact the investigating officer at 016-412 2835.

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