21 June 2017
Teen bully suspect breaks down in court
GEORGE TOWN – A teenager accused of murdering T. Nhaveen broke down in tears when he saw his family members sitting in the court’s public gallery.
This prompted his brother to console him from afar through hand gestures, asking him to calm down.
S. Gokulan, 18, who is unemployed, was in the dock of the Sessions Court here yesterday with three other teenagers. They face a joint charge of causing grievous hurt to Nhaveen’s friend, T. Previin, 19, by using a helmet.
All four pleaded not guilty to committing the offence between 11pm and midnight on June 9 near a learning centre in Jalan Kaki Bukit, Bukit Gelugor.
They were charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum jail sentence of 20 years and fine or whipping upon conviction.
The other accused are college student J. Ragesuthen, 18, and two secondary school students aged 16 and 17.
Judge Irwan Suainbon fixed Aug 21 for mention pending the medical and chemist reports.
The four were later taken to a magistrate’s court where they were jointly charged with murdering Nhaveen, 18, at the same time and place.
The offence carries the mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
19 June 2017
Four to be charged with Nhaveen’s murder
GEORGE TOWN: Four teenagers, who were allegedly involved in assaulting T. Nhaveen, are set to be charged with murder.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Anuar Omar, in a statement on Monday, said the case, which was originally investigated under Section 148 of the Penal Code for rioting with weapons, has been reclassified under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
The four suspects, aged between 16 and 18, will be charged with murder on Monday afternoon, read together with Section 34 of the same Code.
Section 34 makes a person liable for a criminal act done by several persons as if he had done it himself
ACP Anuar said the four will also be jointly charged under Section 326 of the Penal Code for causing grievous hurt to T. Previin, who was with Nhaveen when the incident occurred.
He said an 18-year-old suspect, who was arrested together with the four teenagers, will be released on a bond and will serve as a prosecution witness.
17 June 2017: 7.48 am
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Justice For T.Nhaveen And For All Bullied Victims
T. Nhaveen a 19 year old guy from Penang, Malaysia was assaulted and raped with a foreign object by five youths and now is declared brain dead and on life support at Penang Hospital. Bullying has gotten far worst and recently has taken many lives not only in our country but worldwide. Nhaveen was said to be soft spoken and was teased by this bunch of irresponsible youths by calling him sissy. When Nhaveen pleaded them to stop teasing him , those youths reacted by assaulting Nhaveen and also his friend T.Previin who was accompanying him. His friend escaped with bruises but sadly Nhaveen paid the price. We want justice for T.Nhaveen where the offenders can not be spared. They should be given a death penalty or a suffering for a lifetime as for what they did isn’t assault but murder. Brain dead can be already considered dead and now only a miracle can save him where his family members are praying for him. Our prayers are all with him and we just want justice served right.
It was also said in an article that bullying isn’t something new for Nhaveen as he was bullied during his schooling days but he just didn’t took it serious and walked away from it. This here is the main problem ladies and gentlemen, bullying is a subject that we have to take seriously. Anyone who bullies should be given a severe punishment so that he/she will not repeat them again. Bullying should not be allowed to happen in the first place. Parents/Guardians on the other hand should look further into this matter if their children gets bullied. Not by just saying “Don’t care about them”. Schools should tighten their securities and allow no rooms for bullying and immediately expel bullies that are caught. Students on the other hand should not be afraid of standing up against this bullies by reporting this incident to appropriate authority. Look now what has happen, if bullying was curb this would not have happened in the first place. She’s a single mother and she works hard for her children and now can you even imagine the despair she’s feeling. Where are the parents of the offenders? What are they even doing? They are suppose to approach the victims family and offer all the help they can. But yet none shows up.
All i want to say is i hope our nation can serve justice the right way and never ever let this happen again. I hope the sentence ‘death by bullying’ should never even be uttered again. I want bullying to be demolished completely. #saynotobullying #justicefornhaveen
17 June 2017
Police: Nhaveen died from blows to the head
PETALING JAYA: Police yesterday said T Nhaveen’s death was caused by blunt force trauma to the head, suffered when he was bludgeoned by bullies believed to be his former schoolmates.
The announcement of the post-mortem results dispelled uncertainty over whether or not the 18-year-old could have died in hospital from other medical complications, reported The Star.
George Town police chief Asst Comm Anuar Omar had revealed on Tuesday that Nhaveen had undergone treatment some time ago for a growth in his brain.
One of Nhaveen’s aunts had also told the media that he had been on medication for epilepsy.
The post-mortem results had put to rest any speculation that Nhaveen could have died due to his prior medical condition.
Penang deputy police chief Deputy Comm Roslee Chik said the investigation was completed.
“We now await confirmation from the Attorney-General’s Chambers to charge the suspects with murder,” he said yesterday.
16 June 2017
Heartrending farewell for Nhaveen http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/06/17/heartrending-farewell-for-nhaveen-police-nhaveen-died-from-strikes-to-the-head/ …
In Penang, thousands pay respects to victim of deadly bullying
GEORGE TOWN, June 16 — Thousands of people attended the funeral of teenager T. Nhaveen, who died yesterday from injuries sustained in a brutal beating by bullies, at Batu Gantung here today.
Relatives, friends, political leaders and members of the public had gathered at the funeral parlour to mourn the death of the 18-year-old.
The teen’s body was brought to the United Hokkien Cemeteries Crematorium at about 3.30pm today amid wailing and loud sobs from his family and relatives.
A relative, J. Chandra Iswari, said she wanted to see justice for Nhaveen.
“We hope something is done to prevent this from happening to others, we do not want to see other families going through what we did,” she said amidst sobs.
Nhaveen’s best friend, R. Rashmikha, 18, said he had been a true friend to her.
“I miss him a lot. It is unthinkable that someone could do this to him, he was such an innocent boy and he was not a sissy,” she said.
Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who paid his respects at the funeral earlier today, said it is time that schools take responsibility to stop bullying in schools and teachers must be vigilant in spotting such activities.
“These cases must be addressed seriously and the schools must report serious bullying cases to the police,” he said.
Lim then claimed Nhaveen’s attack would not have occurred if bullying in schools had been addressed.
Ignore messages seeking donations in Nhaveen’s name, says family
T. NHAVEEN may have just died last evening but there are already people trying to take advantage of his death and his family’s grief by soliciting donations.
The teen’s uncle R. Thiyagarajan, 50, told reporters that someone had used Nhaveen’s name to ask for donations.
He said the text message asking for donations in Nhaveen’s name had been going around. There was also a bank account number in the message.
“The family never initiated any requests for donations.
15 June 2017
Brutalised Penang teen Nhaveen dies
GEORGE TOWN, June 15 — Eighteen-year-old T. Nhaveen who was savagely beaten up and sodomised with an object last Saturday, died at 6pm today.
The teen had been unconscious when he was admitted to the Penang Hospital here and placed at the intensive care unit and later declared clinically brain dead.
“Got a call from the hospital informing about the death of Nhaveen A/L Thirumaran involved in JL/3670/17,” Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Anuar Omar said in a brief text message.
He later added that a post-mortem will be conducted tonight.
“We will refer to the deputy public prosecutor’s office for charges for the case to be under Section 302 of the Penal Code,” Anuar said.
Section 302 is for murder which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction.
Penang quintet who admitted to Nhaveen attack under probe for another assault
GEORGE TOWN, June 15 — Penang police are investigating five teenagers under remand for the savage assault of T. Nhaveen, 18, for a separate attack on another boy last month.
Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Anuar Omar said the new case involves a 19-year-old who had previously reported the five for assault and extortion on May 5, but withdrew his complaint just three hours later.
He added that the 19-year-old filed a report yesterday asking police to reopen investigations into his case.
“We reopened investigations into the case and all five suspects will be investigated under Section 147 and 385 of the Penal Code,” the senior policeman said.
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Gangsters in school wanted Nhaveen to man up
GEORGE TOWN: A brutally assaulted and sodomised teen was targeted by a gangster group to “reform” him from being a “pondan” (effeminate) to a man, says a school teacher.
The teacher said there were gangster groups who wanted T Nhaveen, now 18, to be a man by co-opting them into their gang.
“He is a very good boy in school. He was the butt of jokes during his schooling years because he was soft.
“He was soft but not gay, that is for sure. But he paid no mind to those boys and ignored them.
“But these boys (bullies and gangsters) had their agenda, which was to make Nhaveen a ‘macho man’ based on their ideals,” the teacher said when met by FMT at the hospital.
The teacher said Nhaveen was forced to join their gang several times with a “man up” promise, but he refused. This upset the wooing party.
The teacher, who refused to be identified, said since the incident, Nhaveen’s former school SMK Dato Haji Mohd Nor Ahmad had issued a gag order to all staff.
14 June 2017
200 join in candlelight vigil for Nhaveen, pray for miracle and speedy recovery
GEORGE TOWN: More than 200 people from all walks of life joined a candlelight vigil at the compound of the Penang Hospital tonight to pray for T. Nhaveen’s speedy recovery.
They prayed for a miracle as well as to “send positive energy” that the brutally assaulted teen would recover from his injuries soon.
They also pray for T. Previin, 19, who was also injured in the attack.
Also joining in the 30-minute vigil, conducted directly below Nhaveen’s ward, were his family members.
Also present were Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh Deo and Seri Delima assemblyman R.S.N. Rayer.
The vigil was organised by a non-governmental organisation, Tamilar Kural Penang, and similar prayers will be held in the Tamilar Kural chapters in other states.
13 June 2017
Police looking for stick or bottle used to sodomise teen
Penang police consider upgrading charges against 5 youths alleged to have assaulted 18-year-old, to sodomy without consent.
GEORGE TOWN: Police will be combing a field at Kampung Buah Pala, Gelugor, here to find an object that was used to sodomise an 18-year-old boy on Friday.
Northeast district police chief ACP Anuar Omar said although officers had recovered some items used to assault him early Saturday morning, a forensics team will head to the field to look one more time.
T Nhaveen, 18, a mall promoter was assaulted with crash helmets by two men, abducted and later brought to a field at Jalan Kaki Bukit. Three other men then joined them and were alleged to have inserted objects into Nhaveen’s anus.
“On Sunday, a specialist doctor informed us a blunt object was inserted into Nhaveen’s anus. We were not told about this when he was admitted the day before.
“In light of this discovery, we will be scouring the ‘padang’ (field) one more time to find objects such as a stick or a bottle that may have likely been used to cause further injury to Nhaveen,” Anuar told reporters at the district police headquarters here today.
Anuar also clarified the burn marks on the back of Nhaveen’s body were scars from cigarette burns and was not from a flame-torch as reported.
According to police, the five youths arrested had confessed to assaulting Nhaveen, but denied inserting objects into his anus.
Remand extended for
#Penang teens accused of assaulting, sodomising 18-year-old
GEORGE TOWN: Police today obtained a three-day remand extension for five teenagers accused of assaulting and sodomising an 18-year-old here recently.
The five were brought to the magistrate’s court here clad in orange lock-up outfits at about 11am.
Deputy registrar Ahmad Tajudin Zain allowed for three days’ remand for three of them, aged between 17 and 19, and one day for the remaining two.
Four of the accused were represented by V Parthipan, while the fifth was not represented.
Family members gathered at the court complex and were seen sobbing when the five were escorted out.
They have been remanded under Section 148 of the Penal Code for rioting with weapons.
Doctors told his family members that there was evidence of forced penetration to Nhaveen’s anus and there was also injury to his private parts and burn marks on his back as well.
The victim’s uncle, R. Thiyagarajan, 50, claimed the victim was frequently bullied by a group of friends when he was in secondary school but…this was clearly beyond bullying case as he claimed the victim was now unconsciousness and was pronounced “brain dead”.
To make matters worse, he claimed his nephew suffered serious external injuries after being allegedly sodomised using an object while parts of skin on his back was burnt off.
12 June 2017
Boy ‘brain dead’ after being beaten, sodomised, burnt sodomised and burnt
GEORGE TOWN: An 18-year-old boy was allegedly beaten, sodomised and burned by a group of youths outside a burger shop near a mosque in Gelugor here last Friday.
T Nhaveen, 18, has been declared “brain dead” at the Intensive Care Unit of the Penang Hospital.
Police have arrested five suspects, aged 16 to 18, on a preliminary charge of rioting.
According to family members met at the hospital, Nhaveen and his best friend Previin, 19, were working as promoters at a supermarket in Bayan Lepas while waiting to enter college.
Nhaveen was supposed to head to his college in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.
On Friday, after their night shift, Nhaveen and Previin had gone to a burger shop outside the Taman Tun Sardon Mosque near their home for supper.
There, they met two former schoolmates who started to taunt Nhaveen. The two were alleged to have bullied Nhaveen in school for being effeminate.
Nhaveen pleaded with the two to stop but, instead, they rang up their friends and six other youths arrived on motorcycles. The eight then started beating Nhaveen and Previin repeatedly with helmets.
One of the youths on the motorcycles forced Nhaveen to a nearby padang at Jalan Kaki Bukit.
Previin, meanwhile, fled the scene and later sought treatment for his injuries at the Penang Hospital.
What happened at the padang was not known, but an unconscious Nhaveen was taken by a brother of one of the assailants to the Penang Hospital at 2am on Saturday.
There, emergency personnel treated him for severe head injuries and a wound on his groin which oozed blood.
Nhaveen was later placed in the neurological ward at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.
Police detain 5 youths in connection to assault on two teenagers
G.Premalatha shows a picture of T. Nhaveen who was beaten up by a group of youths at Taman Tun Sardon. Pix by ZULAIKHA ZAINUZMAN.
GEORGE TOWN: Police have arrested five youths involved in assaulting of two teenagers at Jalan Kaki Bukit here on Saturday.
Northeast police chief Superintendent Anuar Omar said the teenagers aged 16 to 18, had admitted to the assault.
He said all the five youths tested negative for drugs.
He said they had been remanded for four days from Saturday to facilitate investigation under Section 148 of the Penal Code.
Anuar said there was no any closed-circuit television camera at the scene of the incident.
“Nhaveen is being treated at the hospital and has yet to regain consciousness. He has a record for having a brain tumour.
“Checks by medical specialist there are wounds to his anus, similar to injuries from inserting a sharp object.
“There are also traces of burn marks on the back of his body, “ he said, adding that Previin, who suffered minor injuries to his face, had been discharged.
Five arrested over assault of teenager in Penang
Police have detained another four youths for investigation into a case of a teenager who was seriously injured in an assault by a group of men at Jalan Kaki Bukit in George Town last Saturday.
Timur Laut district police chief ACP Anuar Omar said the four suspects, aged 17 and 18, including two Form Five students, were arrested at separate locations in Penang yesterday.
Prior to this, police had detained a man in connection with the case.
Following the arrests, Anuar believes the police would be able to resolve the case soon.