No bullying: Pupil had cut his own tongue, says Selangor police

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SHAH ALAM: The Year Two pupil who claimed he was bullied into cutting his own tongue was not forced into doing it but had done it on his own accord.

Selangor police chief Datuk Abdul Samah Mat said investigations showed there were no elements of bullying and that the boy had inflicted the injury on himself while playing with a pair of scissors during class last Thursday.

“Our investigations revealed that the boy had taken a pair of scissors from a classmate’s pencil box. He played with the scissors and then injured his tongue,” said Samah, adding there were a female teacher and 34 other pupils in the class at that time.

Samah said the classmates of the boy who bled profusely called for their teacher, who immediately informed the school’s management and the boy’s parents.

Samah said his men have concrete statements to prove that bullying did not take place. He added that the investigation paper was submitted on Wednesday to the deputy public prosecutor who was satisfied with the report.

“The DPP decided to close the case with no further action. The report will also be submitted to the state education department,” he said. With that, Samah called on people to stop circulating claims of bullying and gangsterism in the case.

He also advised people not to speculate or spread information that are unfounded on social media before formal investigations are carried out as this has happened many times.

Samah urged the people to give time and space to the police to conduct investigations and not by sharing cases and making them viral on social media. Samah said this when met after a pinning of ranks ceremony at the Selangor state police contingent headquarters today.

Source: New Straits Times