ITE College East student suspended after filmed beating schoolmate

A screen grab of a video showing an Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College student assaulting his school mate on Feb 8, 2017.
A screen grab of a video showing an Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College student assaulting his school mate on Feb 8, 2017. VIDEO: FACEBOOK/SONIYA RAJ

SINGAPORE - A student at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College East has been suspended for beating up a schoolmate.

A video of  a boy being punched and kicked repeatedly by another student in the school on Feb 8 has gone viral on social media.

The boy is seen cowering on the toilet floor next to the basin, as another student hits him while threatening in Tamil to "break your face".

In the video, the victim replies: "I never do anything anneh (big brother)."

His attacker says: "Will you do it again? Will you? If you tell the teacher again you're the one who is going to have to leave school."

In response to The Straits Times' queries, ITE said the victim has consulted a doctor and the attacker has been suspended.

"ITE takes a serious view of the matter, and does not condone such acts," said Dr Yek Tiew Ming, principal of ITE College East.

He added that the school will cooperate with police investigations.