Friday, December 17, 2010


Police recorded statements yesterday from all the senior students who allegedly assaulted five juniors at the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) here earlier this week.

"Besides the senior students involved, we also recorded statements from several witnesses who were at the scene during the alleged assault," said Cheras deputy police chief, Supt Abdul Rahim Hamzah Othman.

"Our investigation papers will be forwarded to the deputy public prosecutor (DPP) on Monday for further action."

When asked whether statements were also recorded from BJSS officials and a coach said to have instigated the assault, Abdul Rahim declined comment.

On Tuesday, 10 senior students were said to have assaulted the five juniors with hockey sticks and a rubber hose in a dorm room, resulting in the younger players sustaining bruises.

The victims — Athitsha Tamilchelvam, Zizi Azwan Harun Basri, Muhd Fitri Jasni, Hashim Harun and Ahmad Ashraf Alias, all aged 15 — were later taken by their parents to Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM) for treatment.

The parents then lodged reports with the Sungai Besi police station.

The assault allegedly took place twice after the five juniors returned from training at the National Sports Council (NSC) field on Tuesday.

The boys' parents claimed the seniors were instigated by a BJSS coach who was unhappy with the younger players training outside of BJSS.

When approached by The Malay Mail on Tuesday, the coach who allegedly sparked off the assault, said: "It's just a fight between school kids."

BJSS principal Marina Chin had declined to disclose what action had been taken by the school against the alleged culprits.