Mum: I hope he dies the way my son died

PETALING JAYA - Collecting the body of her son at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, a heartbroken mother said she wanted to see her son's alleged killer face-to-face.

"I want to ask him why he killed my son. I hope he dies the way my son died," cried Suriah Asibi, 47, as reporters comforted her.

Her son, 18-year-old Mohd Farhan Osmera had reportedly returned home after playing futsal near his flat in Jalan Tropicana Selatan at about 9pm on Thursday. Soon after, however, Mohd Farhan told Suriah that he was leaving again to meet with a friend who was holding onto his handphone.

"I was told that Farhan got stopped by one of the boys he was playing futsal with earlier and they had an argument," she said.

"My son punched the boy in the face and onlookers had to break up the fight."

"My son would never start a fight with anyone. For as long as I knew him he couldn't even say a bad word. He was a soft person," said the 47-year-old, adding that he worked as a supermarket cashier after finishing his SPM examinations.

Petaling Jaya OCPD ACP Azmi Abu Kassim believed that the suspect, a 14-year-old, was sore with Mohd Farhan after losing a futsal match to him and teased him about his dead grandmother.

He said the victim then responded by punching the suspect, who later returned with five others to gang up on Mohd Farhan in the futsal court. They cornered him by the fence and repeatedly punched and kicked him.

ACP Azmi said Mohd Farhan slipped into a coma and died at the UMMC emergency ward on Friday at 9am.

"The suspect also lodged a police report, claiming that he was beaten up by the victim," said ACP Azmi.

"He, along with the five accomplices have been arrested and will be remanded," he said, adding that the case was being investigated as murder.