Two suspects have been arrested by the police, with three others on the loose.
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Two of the five men suspected of ‘attacking’ a tahfiz centre – beating the teacher and students – were successfully arrested by the police.
Lipis district police chief Superintendent Azli Mohd Noor said the two suspects in their 30s were arrested in several raids around Damak in Jerantut today.
Both suspects were remanded for four days starting today and the case is being investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting and Section 448 of the Penal Code for trespassing.
Three more suspects are still being traced including a main suspect, whose personal details have been identified and efforts to arrest the suspect are being intensified.Lipis district police chief Superintendent Azli Mohd Noor on the case’s progress.
He said the two arrested suspects tested positive for methamphetamine and were also investigated under Section 15 (1) (a) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.
It’s Always About The Money
It is believed that the suspect was not satisfied with the tahfiz centre over food charges.
Based on preliminary information, five men and a student went to the tahfiz centre in a four-wheel drive before three suspects attacked the victim.
In that incident, the tahfiz caretaker was injured in his right eye and received four stitches, an injury to his hand and bruises on his body.
Meanwhile, the student also sustained injuries to his body.
Video clips showing the attack had went viral on social media.
In one video lasting 2.51 minutes, a man wearing shorts scolded a victim before hitting him.
Dikehendaki Suspek pukul ustaz dan pelajar Tahfiz.Diberitakan suspek ni berasal dari Jerantut dan hari ini dia pergi ke gathering RXZ member di Terengganu. Dia menggunakan kereta jenis 4×4 Isuzu Dmax .— Luqman Zafran (@luqman_zafran) August 12, 2022
No plate AGM 4666.
Jika terjumpa mohon hubungi balai polis dengan kadar segera pic.twitter.com/uKRdxB0lbj
The tahfiz centre has been temporarily closed following the attack.
Violence In Broad Daylight
Based on the recording, the man wearing the shoes expressed his displeasure when his nephew and other students were beaten.
The man then hit the victim before challenging him to fight.
The incident happened in front of other tahfiz students who were visibly shaken and unable to help.
The assault drew an angry response from netizens who called for justice.
heboh pulak kes pelajar tahfiz kene pukul depan surau. macam2 la korang ni. lepas satu satu. jangan la pukul2 orang dosa nanti masauk melaka. #BeritaTerkini— GENG MUDAH TERHIBUR (@ezebi_tv) August 13, 2022
Menyirap eh tengok budak2 tahfiz tu kena pukul. Jaki betul lah 😠— أنس (@anasrzq) August 12, 2022
Boyan dengan samseng yg pukul budak tahfiz tu, dua2 sama bodoh. Berlagak tunjuk samseng bawa ramai2. Samala waktu isu bawa ramai2 pergi pukul sorang bangla.— Martial Artist (@MrFarhann) August 12, 2022
Apa2 pun, moga pihak tertentu buat kerja cepat banteras samseng yg kacau anak2 tahfiz tu