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A heated Facebook chat between a 15 year old schoolgirls and some friends led to the death of a 56 year old when one of them came looking for her together with other family members.
The quarrel that followed led to the death of Panjavarnam Perumal, 56, at Jalan Kurau flats in Jelutong after he was attacked by about six girls, aged between 15 and 20, armed with helmets, at about 11pm on Monday.
The Form Two student’s mother, A. Rajeswari, 34, was also injured in the attack.
Apparently the mother of the student received a call at 10pm while she was at work from a girl who insisted on meeting her.
“I told her I was at work and would only be home at 11pm. When I got home, I saw a group of girls hanging around on the ground floor.
“I then went back to my flat on the first floor and my daughter told me that the girls were shouting profanities at her and she was afraid,” she said when met at home yesterday.
“They told me that my daughter wrote disparaging remarks about them on Facebook and she should apologise.
Rajeswari asked her uncle, Panjavarnam Perumal, who stayed with her, to talk to the girls and see what was going on.
“I told them what they were doing was very unbecoming as what they were shouting could be heard by the other residents.
“Two men also turned up to threaten us but they were not involved in the attack.
“We then walked away and they started to beat us with their helmets. I lost consciousness and woke up in an ambulance,” she said.
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Mior Faridalathrash Wahid the victim, Panjavarnam died on the way to the hospital and a post mortem confirmed that he died of a heart attack.
Police have arrested three girls and a man, aged between 15 and 23, at the scene and they have been remanded for six days pending investigations.
This case has been classified as murder.