11 secondary school students held for beating up schoolmate

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Eleven secondary school students in Kuala Nerus, Kuala Terengganu, have been remanded to assist in investigations into a beating involving their schoolmate.

According to a Berita Harian report, the boys, aged between 14 and 17, were remanded when they came to the Kuala Terengganu district police headquarters between noon and 1pm yesterday to give their statements.

District police chief Abdul Rahim Md Din said the boys allegedly hit and kicked the 14-year-old victim at 11.30pm last Thursday, causing minor injuries and bruises on his thighs.

“The victim lodged a police report at 9.40pm on Sunday.

“Preliminary investigations found that the incident was believed to be due to a misunderstanding between the students.

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“All the suspects were remanded for three days for further investigations under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting,” he said today.

Earlier, the 11 suspects were taken to the Kuala Terengganu courthouse where a three-day remand order until Thursday was issued. – FMT