Teen in hospital after attack by 30 men
GEORGE TOWN, June 4 — A teenager is fighting for his life at the Penang Hospital following an attack by a gang of 30 men in what police suspect to be a case of mistaken identity.
K. Sasikumar, 19, was slashed and stabbed by the assailants who were armed with flick knives and pieces of wood in the frenzied attack at Kampung Baru in Air Itam last night.
He underwent three operations and received over 100 stitches as he sustained multiple head and body injuries in the 8pm attack.
Sasikumar has been warded in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
A police spokesman said today initial investigations revealed that the attack on Sasikumar could have been a case of mistaken identity.
As he was mistaken to have been involved in several issues, the gang attacked him, he said, adding that the thugs warned on-lookers not to intervene or help Sasikumar.
“The gang fled the scene when Sasikumar began to bleed profusely and collapsed unconscious on the road,” said the spokesman.
Timur Laut police chief ACP Gan Kong Meng said police had identified the gang of assailants.
He said the police were in the midst of rounding up the suspects. — Bernama