New Student Ragged and Found Dead in Hostel

29 January 2007

Form Four student, Matheus Mering August, aged 16, who enrolled into SM Teknik Bintulu, has been found dead on Saturday night. He was found in his hostel room with bruises and swelling over his body. When a teacher and some students brought him to Bintulu Hospital, he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police has classified the case as murder and has detained 18 students, aged between 16 and 17, to aid investigations. Police suspect that he was bullied, ragged and assaulted by seniors during orientation.

Police will determine the cause of death when they receive the post-mortem results.

New Straits Times – New student found dead in hostel, ragging suspected

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