MARANG: Eight secondary schoolboys trespassed into another school and beat up one of its students because the victim is a top student in his school.
The schoolboys, who were from a nearby school, were said to have been asked by the victim's schoolmate to beat him up.
The instigator was believed to have been envious of the academic achievements of SMK Agama Durian Guling student Wan Nur Azri Wan Mohammad.
The eight ended up in the magistrate's court yesterday where they were charged with trespassing into another school as well as beating up the Form Five student.
The boys, comprising four Form Five students, three Form Three students and a Form Four student, pleaded guilty to trespassing into Wan Nur Azri's school between 11am and 11.30am on April 7.
The offence under Section 447 of the Penal Code carries a RM3,000 fine or six months' jail.
They also admitted causing multiple injuries to Wan Nur Azri. They can be jailed up to a year or fined RM2,000 or both under Section 323.
According to the facts of the case, Wan Nur Azri was chatting with his friends in the classroom when the eight rushed in. The teacher was not in at that time.
He was dragged out and pushed behind a chemistry lab before being assaulted by the group.
His classmates rushed out to inform a teacher, who managed to stop the assault. The eight boys then fled.
Magistrate Nor Azizah Yusof set May 24 for the submission of a morality report and sentencing.
She fixed bail at RM1,500 for each accused.
Insp Mahathir Mohd Yusof prosecuted while the eight accused were not represented. - theStarOnline