PUTRAJAYA: Police are still waiting for the forensic report on a closed-circuit television (CCTV) recording in a school in Nibong Tebal, Penang to identify the individual who stole a teacher’s mobile phone.

Penang police chief Datuk A Thaiveegan said based on initial investigations, police could not confirm whether the image of an individual in the CCTV was the Form Two student who committed suicide, due to the poor quality of the visual.

“So far I am not able to confirm... it was difficult to ascertain the image in the footage.

“We need forensic experts to improve the picture quality and so far we are still waiting,” he said when met by reporters at the opening of a Student Value and Character Development Conformity Seminar here today.


Penang police chief Datuk A Thaiveegan said based on initial investigations, police could not confirm whether the image of an individual in the CCTV was the form two student who committed suicide due to the poor quality of the visual. Pic by NSTP/DANIAL SAAD

He was commenting on a newspaper report which quoted police sources confirming the school CCTV recording showed the 14-year-old female student stealing the mobile phone belonging to a teacher.

The student died on Feb 1 seven days after falling into a coma from a suicide attempt after she was accused of stealing her teacher’s mobile phone on Jan 24.

Thaiveegan said the news report could affect ongoing investigations.

Asked when was the CCTV footage given to the forensic team, he said the recording was handed over as soon as investigations began.

On when the investigation papers on the case would be submitted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers after three earlier investigation papers were returned, Thaiveegan said it depended on how soon the CCTV forensic report could be obtained. — BERNAMA

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