An 18-Year-Old Was Beaten To Death By 19 Fellow Students Who Thought He Stole From Them

He succumbed to his injuries after being in a coma for over a week.

Cover image via Detik News

An 18-year-old student of an Islamic boarding school at Pondok Pesantren Nurul Ikhlas in Padang Panjang, Indonesia passed away after allegedly being beaten by 19 fellow students

According to Coconuts Jakarta, Robi Alhalim succumbed to his injuries on 18 February after being in a coma for over a week.

Image via Detik News

Local police revealed that students at the school had accused the victim of theft, believing that he was responsible for the disappearance of several items at their dorm

19 students abused him over the course of three daysDetik News reported.

The victim was hospitalised shortly after.

"We're still investigating whether the victim really took his friends' belongings or whether there were any other motives," said Padang Panjang Police’s Crime Investigation Unit Chief Kalbert Jonaidi.

"We have seized some evidence, such as a broken broomstick and shoes allegedly used to beat up the victim, and the victim's clothes," he added.

Image via Detik News

17 of the students have been charged as murder suspects and will be investigated in accordance with Indonesia's Child Protection Laws due to their ages.

Two other students, believed to be involved in the abuse, are still being treated as witnesses.

According to Detik News, several staff members of the school, including the dorm head, are also being questioned to determine whether there was any negligence on their part.

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