PETALING JAYA: Photos of a girl in school uniform who appears to have been chained to a pole in an apartment block here have gone viral on social media.
The images circulating on Facebook since Wednesday evening show the girl’s right leg being chained to a pole while her school bag and water bottle are left lying on the ground beside her.
It was not immediately clear if she had been left there by a parent or guardian, and for how long.
Based on the photos, the incident appears to have occurred in the parking lot of a residential block, with one Facebook user claiming it was located somewhere in Sunway.
Netizens were quick to condemn the act, with many of them blaming the girl’s parents for resorting to such measures to punish their child.
However, there were those who defended the “tough love”, but disagreed with such public punishment.
Some also criticised fellow Facebook users for widely sharing the images of the girl, urging them to lodge a police report instead.
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