(File pix) Shah Alam district police chief Assistant Commissioner Baharudin Mat Taib. Pix by Mohd Asri Saifuddin Mamat

SHAH ALAM: A student who was allegedly beaten up during his birthday celebration at a secondary school here, as shown in a video that went viral has lodged a police report on the incident.

District police chief Assistant Commissioner Baharudin Mat Taib said the student lodged the report at Section 9 Police Station here at 8.53pm last night.

“The police are investigating the case under Section 148 of the Penal Code,” he said in a statement.

He said initial investigations revealed that the incident took place in February.


(File pix) A student was allegedly beaten up during his birthday celebration at a secondary school. Pix from social media

It is learned that the school has identified all the students involved and a thorough investigation would be conducted.

The 29-second video that had gone viral since yesterday showed eight male students including one who is believed to be a prefect assaulting their classmate with a broom while singing Happy Birthday.

It is understood that the assault is traditionally practised by some students in the school to celebrate fellow students’ birthday. -- BERNAMA

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