Police have detained 20 students for investigations into the assault of two boys at a vocational college in Kuala Terengganu.
Updated: The Magistrate’s Court granted a four-day remand order for 15 suspects.
District police chief Assistant Commissioner Idris Abdul Rafar confirmed that 20 suspects were arrested following a report lodged by the parents of a 16-year-old student who was one of two alleged assault victims.
The suspects were brought to the Magistrate’s Court where the police are applying for a remand to detain them further for investigations into the case.
One of the victims is reportedly in critical condition at the Sultan Nur Zahirah Hospital in Batu Burok where the two boys were warded after the assault.
It is learnt that 20 students, bound the duo with blankets before repeatedly beating them with blunt objects.
The suspects, believed to be seniors, were apparently displeased with the victims’ refusal to take food from the canteen.
According to one of the victims, he was awakened by screams from his schoolmate following the beating and had gone to investigate.
“I discovered him with his face covered by a blanket before he was bashed up haplessly. The seniors then dragged me to be also beaten up for being a busybody and I later vomited,” he said.