‘Victim reminded schoolmate not to watch porn on his phone’


PASIR SALAK: A reminder not to watch pornographic videos was believed to have caused the bullying incident involving students of the Mara Junior Science College (MRSM) in Kuala Kangsar last week, says Perak police chief Datuk Mior Faridalathrash Wahid.

Initial investigation revealed the advice given by the 13-year-old victim to one of the suspects had angered the latter.

“An interview with the victim found that he was bullied after he advised one of the suspects not to watch pornographic videos on his mobile phone or he would report the matter to the teachers or wardens,” he said after a meeting with Perak auxiliary police at Dewan Agro Aman Jaya here yesterday.

It was reported that police had detained 10 students to assist in the investigation into the case which had gone viral on social media.

The video showed the teenagers punching and kicking another student. Investigations revealed that the incident took place between 1am and 2am on Dec 9 and involved a 13-year-old victim.

Mior Faridalathrash said initially, the argument involved only the victim and one of the suspects, but a Form Three student had called up his friends to step in.

All the students involved were arrested on Dec 10 and 11 and were released on police bail the next day.

Eight witnesses have been called to testify and the police confiscated 11 mobile phones.

The college has also decided to expel the 10 students involved.

Two police reports on the incident were received from the school principal and the victim’s father, and the case would be referred to the deputy public prosecutor once the investigation is complete.

When asked about the victim’s condition, Mior Faridalathrash said the student was receiving treatment at a hospital in Selangor and is in a stable condition. — Bernama

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