TAWAU: A Form Four student was found dead at his home today, one day after he was beaten up by his girlfriend’s brother.
The lifeless body of Mohd Ayieruchizamsyah Lambang, 16, was discovered by his mother, who had gone to check on him in his room this morning.
The SMK Kuhara student was found slumped on the floor at their Kampung Pisang home.
The woman last saw her son at 7.30pm the night before. He had returned home with a bloody nose and bruises on his cheek.
He had told his mother that he was assaulted by a stranger.
The truth, however, was that he was beaten up by the brother of his 15-year-old girlfriend.
District police chief Assistant Commissioner Fadil Marsus said their investigations showed that Mohd Ayieruchizamsyah was assaulted by the suspect, 19, at 6pm yesterday at the nearby Taman Gembira housing area.
The suspect, angry that Mohd Ayieruchizamsyah was dating his sister, had punched the boy and even hit him using a piece of wood.
Mohd Ayieruchizamsyah fled home when two people managed to intervene and break up the assault.
Fadil said Mohd Ayieruchizamsyah’s mother called the police at 10.30am today after discovering her son in a lifeless state.
Police arrived at the scene soon after.
“We found bruises in the back of the (victim’s) neck, left lip and forehead,” he said.
The teen suspect was handed over to the police by villagers. Police have also detained the deceased’s girlfriend for questioning.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.