Nine students charged with causing hurt to 14-year-old in bullying case

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TELUK INTAN: Nine 17-year-old boys at a boarding school, arrested in connection with a bullying case, have been charged with causing grievous hurt to a 14-year-old student.

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All nine pleaded not guilty to the charge before Magistrate Nur Faizah Muhamad Saleh in court here on Monday (Sept 5).

The offence was allegedly committed in a hostel room of a secondary school on Jalan Changkat Jong here at about 12.30am on June 23.

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The charge, framed under Section 325 of the Penal Code and read together with Section 34 of the same law, provides for imprisonment of up to seven years and a fine, if found guilty.

Nur Faizah allowed them bail of RM2,000 each and set Oct 5 for mention.
The prosecution was conducted by DPP Azalea Sharmeen Zaizan, while the students were represented by S. Francis from the National Legal Aid Foundation. – Bernama


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