FATHER OF BOY FORCED TO DRINK POISON WANTS JUSTICE FOR HIS DEATH
NILAI: Rubber tapper Selvarajah Mennanchatty is devastated and, wants to see justice served.
His son S. Pravin died yesterday after suffering for a week. The 15-year-old youth was forced to drink poison by a group of students, and the culprits have yet to be identified.
Selvarajah said his son was “a good and obedient boy”, but there were many negative elements surrounding his school.
“I have lost my fishing friend. He will be sorely missed by our family.”
Last Wednesday, Pravin was forced to drink poison by a group of students who were angry after he reprimanded them for sniffing glue.
They were said to have held him down by the hands and legs, and forced the lethal liquid down his throat.
The victim then went home and told his mother of the incident. The following day, he complained of throat and stomach pains.
He was sent to a health clinic before being referred to Tuanku Jaa’far Hospital for further treatment.
District police chief Superintendent Zaldino Zaludin said the investigation was still on-going. Police were unable to take the victim’s statement as he was unconscious at the time.
“No arrests have been made so far, but we will continue to investigate until we can bring those responsible to book.”
A wake for Pravin was held at his family home here yesterday.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon was among those who paid their last respects.