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Teen critical in hospital after attacked by 30 youths
GEORGE TOWN: A teenager is fighting for his life at the Penang Hospital, following an attack by a gang of 30 youths 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 operation and received over 100 stitches as he sustained multiple head and body injuries in the 8pm attack.
Sasikumar has been warded at 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 offer
assistance to Sasikumar.
"However, the gang fled from the scene when Sasikumar began to bleed profusely and collapsed unconcious on the road. It was then that they contacted
the police and ambulance," said the spokesman.
Meanwhile, Timur Laut police chief ACP Gan Kong Meng, when contacted by Bernama, confirmed the attack and said the police had identified the gang of
He said the police were in the midst of rounding up the suspects in an operation. Bernama