Teen raped, beaten burnt and murdered by violent homophobes
A teenager in Malaysia has died following a violent attack in which he was beaten, burnt and sexually assaulted for several hours by school bullies. A group of young men aged between 16 and 18 attacked the teenager outside of a burger shop on Friday in a southern suburb of George Town in Penang, Malaysia. Nhaveen was out celebrating with a friend, known only as Previin, after quitting his job so he could move to Kuala Lumpur and begin University the following day. It is believed that the two friends ran into two classmates who had consistently bullied Nhaveen in the past for being “effeminate” and “gay”. Reports say that six more people then turned up on motorcycles and all eight began to beat the two using helmets. Previin managed to escape to Penang Hospital where he was treated for crushed cheekbones. However, the group carried on beating Nhaveen until after midnight. He was brought into the hospital at 2 am by one of the attackers’ brother. A report found that Nhaveen had been subjected to severe head injuries, severely burnt on his back and also a wound on his groin. There were also signs of forced penetration in his anus, likely with a blunt object. He was pronounced brain dead and has since passed away from the injuries. Five of the attackers are under arrest but three have not yet been apprehended. Nhaveen had been due to go to University in the Malaysian capital to study music composition, something that was a great passion of his. His sexuality is unknown, but a former teacher told Free Malaysia Today that he was often targeted and bullied in school because many people thought he was gay.