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Monday October 21, 2013 MYT 6:44:00 PM
Monday October 21, 2013 MYT 7:01:36 PM
by natasha joibi
KUALA LUMPUR: The mother of six-year-old abused child Nandini says she left her six-year-old daughter in the care of guardians because she was going through marital problems and found a job in another state, police sources said Monday.
It is learnt that the guardians, who live in Setapak, knew the girl was missing but failed to lodge a police report.
“Their remand period will end tomorrow (Tuesday).
He added that the case was being investigated under Section 31(1) of the Child Protection Act.
“If found guilty, those charged will face up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to RM20,000 or both,” he said.
A 42-year-old motorist found her near a fire station at Jalan Ayer Jerneh at around 4am on Oct 9, fed the starving girl before taking her to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital where she is being treated for wounds all over her body, reportedly inflicted by a hammer, spanner and pliers.
A photo released by City police revealed deep scars on the child’s nose and forehead, believed to be a result of systemic abuse.
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