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Saturday May 28, 2011

School blamed for girl’s molest

KUALA LUMPUR: The family of a 10-year-old girl, who was allegedly molested after being abducted from her school, claims the school failed to keep security tight.

The girl's father, known only as Mohamad, said he wanted to lodge a complaint with the Education Ministry.

In the 8.15am incident on Monday, the 48-year-old technician claimed his daughter had gone out from the classroom to go to the toilet.

“A man wearing a cap suddenly entered the toilet and grabbed her.

“He took her with him and climbed over the school's back wall,” claimed Mohamad, a father of three.

He alleged the man, in his 20s, had tied the girl's mouth and used a sarong cloth to carry her over the wall.

“After that, he rode off with her on his motorcycle to some bushes nearby.

“He then molested my daughter there,” said Mohamad, adding that the man fled after hearing noises which sounded like police sirens.

Mohamad said the teachers at the school noticed the girl was missing at about 9am and asked the school's ustaz (religious teacher) “whether the girl had been taken away by spirits”.

“When the ustaz told them no, only then did they try to search for her outside of the school.

“Later, a teacher saw my daughter walking back to the school from the bushes,” he said.

Mohamad said the teachers should have called the police upon realising that the girl was missing.

“My daughter is traumatised by the incident.

“She feels embarrassed every time other children look at her,” said Mohamad, who lodged a report at a police station in Ampang Park.

City CID Chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Ku Chin Wah confirmed receiving the report.

He added that the case was being investigated under Section 354 of the Penal Code for outraging of modesty.

He also urged those who have information on the case to contact the nearest police station.

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