KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 – A seven-year-old boy died after he was allegedly assaulted by fellow students at an unregistered tahfiz school in Lanchang, Temerloh.
Muhammad Aimin Nurul Amin was rushed to a clinic in Lanchang, Temerloh after he was found with bruises on his body including on the shoulder, hip and face. He died on arrival at about 3pm yesterday.
“The motive for this incident is believed to be dissatisfaction with the actions of the victim while staying in the dormitory,” said Pahang Criminal Investigation Department chief Othman Nanyan, according to Free Malaysia Today.
Three 13-year-old students from the tahfiz school in Kampung Kuala Kuang, Lanchang, have been arrested as suspects.
Othman added, according to Bernama, that an autopsy would be performed at the Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Hospital in Temerloh today, and the investigation would be conducted under Section 302 of the Penal Code under murder, which carries a mandatory death sentence if convicted.
The school was opened early this year, but has yet to be registered.
The management of tahfiz schools have been put in light again by the boy’s death, following the death of 11-year-old Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi five months earlier due to an alleged assault by a warden, and two years after a fire at the Darul Quran Ittifaqiyah tahfiz school in Kuala Lumpur which killed 21 children and two teachers.