Malaysian boy, 8, forced to snip off own tongue by bullies

KLANG, Malaysia - A Year Two pupil snipped off the tip of his own tongue with a pair of scissors after he was bullied into doing so by five nine-year-old boys.

According to South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Azman Abdul Razak, the incident happened in a classroom at SRK Batu Unjur, Bukit Tinggi, Bukit Tinggi here on Thursday.

There were no other students or a teacher in the classroom when the incident happened.

The boy's mother, a 28-year-old cashier, lodged a police report the following day at the South Klang district police headquarters.

According to the report, the mother received a call from the school regarding the incident at about 6pm on the day of the incident.

Both the mother and a teacher brought the boy to the Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah where he related what had happened.

He narrated how the five boys told him to cut his own tongue if he did not want them to punch him up in the face. Frightened, the boy did as he was told.

The mother's police report also stated that the boy had complained several times that he was being bullied by the group of boys.

"The boy received outpatient treatment at the hospital and the injury was only a small cut at the tip of his tongue," said ACP Azman adding that the incident was being investigated under Section 506 of the Penal Code.

When contacted, Selangor Education Director Zainureen Mohd Noor said investigations were being carried out by the district education department and the school.

"We are also waiting for the investigation details from the police.

"Everyone involved will be asked for an explanation and a report of the incident will be written," said Zainureen.

He said everyone involved will be duly dealt with if the allegations were proven to be true.