ALOR STAR - Malaysian police have questioned six primary school students who were caught on video bullying a classmate.
The incident took place in a school in Jalan Langgar, Alor Star in Kedah.
The six Year 6 students were released on bail after their statements were recorded, Kedah police chief Senior Deputy Commissioner of Police Zamri Yahya told The Star newspaper.
"The pupils involved in the incident know each other. Preliminary investigations showed that it happened in September last year and all of them had just finished their UPSR (Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah) examination," he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 147 of the Penal Code for rioting.
"The victim did not sustain any injury,'' he said.
The newspaper quoted him as saying four police reports were lodged after the video footage of the incident went viral on Facebook and YouTube.
"All six have been released on police bail after their statements were recorded," he said.
In the video clip, the victim, who appeared smaller in size than the other boys, was in tears as his schoolmates kicked, hit and placed a dustbin over his head. A broom was also used to taunt him.
Alor Star Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) division youth chief W. Thiruchandru said the victim's family, who lives in a village house near the school, had met the headmaster and decided not to take any legal action against the pupils involved.
"They only want the police to do something so that the incident will not be repeated," he said.
Mr Thiruchandru said the boy would be going to a religious school in Perlis when school resumes next week.