'Happy Birthday' viral video victim lodged police report

16 Apr 2018 / 17:21 H.

SHAH ALAM: The victim who was involved in a viral video clip which showed several secondary school students allegedly beating him up to "celebrate" his birthday has lodged a police report relating the incident.
Selangor Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said the 17-year-old victim showed up at the district police headquarters here and lodged a report on Sunday.
"The incident took place on Feb 8. We had initiated a detailed investigation way before he lodged the report. The victim however lodged a police report at 9pm on Sunday," he said today.
Fadzil said police are investigating the matter under Section 148 of the Penal Code for rioting.
It is understood that the school in Shah Alam has identified all the students involved and the school will conduct an investigation too.
The 30-second video which went viral online, depicts eight students, singing Happy Birthday to the victim before assaulting him with a broom, kicks and punches.
The Education Ministry meanwhile had said it is investigating the incident.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan said such an incident should not happen for whatever reason or purpose.


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