An 18-year-old boy was allegedly beaten, sodomised and burned by a group of youths outside a burger shop near a mosque in Gelugor here last Friday.
T Nhaveen, 18, has been declared “brain dead” at the Intensive Care Unit of the Penang Hospital.
Police have arrested five suspects, aged 16 to 18, on a preliminary charge of rioting.
According to family members met at the hospital, Nhaveen and his best friend Previin, 19, were working as promoters at a supermarket in Bayan Lepas while waiting to enter college.
Nhaveen was supposed to head to his college in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday.
On Friday, after their night shift, Nhaveen and Previin had gone to a burger shop outside the Taman Tun Sardon Mosque near their home for supper.
There, they met two former schoolmates who started to taunt Nhaveen. The two were alleged to have bullied Nhaveen in school for being effeminate. Read more via Free Malaysia