Today we reported of a tragic incident that took place at Kampung Bukit Piatu, Melaka on Wednesday (July 5), where a 14-year-old boy strangled his 9-year-old brother to death.
As police continue to investigate what could have caused the teen to kill his sibling, more disturbing details about the boy’s troubled past have been revealed by his own father.
Son was a victim of school bullying
Speaking to NST about the incident, Najli Yakob said his eldest son began to see a change in behavior after he became a victim of bullying by seniors at an Arabic boarding school in Alor Gajah.
He added that the bullying began when his son was in Form One but he decided to keep it in and continued to endure until this year, where he could take it no more and started to complain about it.
“He called his mother quite often but at first I thought nothing was amiss until he came home with injury marks and scars, prompting us to lodge a complaint with school authorities as well as a police report.
“He had complained that he was bullied by two seniors who choked him while he was asleep, splashed him with water, and also kicked and beat him,” he said.
M’sian teen who strangled brother choked parents too
Najli also told the English daily that after his son experienced a drastic change in behavior, he began to display fits of violence such as choking his own parents.
I fetched him from school and not long after arriving back home, he suddenly screamed ‘Subhanallah’ with his eyes wide open before he suddenly choked me, and he did so with the strength of an adult.
“Because of this, my wife and I allowed him to study at home so that we could send him for treatment,” he said.
The distraught father said he never imagined his son would strangle his brother as he was his usual self when he called to ask whether he had eaten.
Meanwhile, Sinar Harian reported that police investigations found that the teen did not have any disciplinary problems at school and is currently under arrest pending a remand order.
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