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Man dies after attack by teen girls

A cleaner in George Town, Penang, died after he was attacked by six girls, aged between 15 and 20, who were armed with helmets.

He was the grand-uncle of a 15-year-old schoolgirl who had allegedly written "disparaging remarks" about her friends on Facebook.

This resulted in her friends gathering outside her block of flats late on Monday night, reported The Star.

The teenager's mother, factory worker A. Rajeswari, 34, had bruises on her head and body from the attack.

She said she received a call at 10pm while she was at work from a teenage girl who insisted on meeting her.

"When I got home, I saw a group of girls hanging around on the ground floor. I went to my flat, my daughter told me that the girls were shouting profanities at her and she was afraid," she said.

Ms Rajeswari asked her uncle, Mr Panjavarnam Perumal, 56, who lives with her, to talk to the girls.

"They told me that my daughter wrote disparaging remarks about them on Facebook and she should apologise," said Ms Rajeswari.

"We then walked away and they started to beat us with their helmets."

A post-mortem showed that Mr Panjavarnam had died from a heart attack. George Town police have classified the case as murder. Three girls and a man have been arrested.

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