JOHOR BARU: An 11-year-old pupil from a private religious school in Kota Tinggi who had both of his legs amputated on Friday has slipped into a coma.
Health, Environment, Education and Information committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gadaffi is currently in a coma and the infection had spread to his right arm.
"The infection has caused his blood cell and tissue to be damaged and his condition remains critical," he said in a statement on Saturday.
Johor CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Kamarulzaman Mamat said police detained a 28-year-old suspect at around 4pm.
He said the suspect would be remanded Sunday to assist in the investigations.
Mohamad Thaqif's mother, Felda Wani Ahmad, 40, claimed that her son was beaten several times on both of his legs during incidents that happened in March.
She said the incidents came to light when her son begged her to take him home as he could not bear it any more.
She said she took her son home on March 31 as he was looking very weak and worried.
She said that her son had suffered from fever since his return and both of his legs swelled due to blood clots.
"I took my son to Sultan Ismail Hospital for treatment on April 19, and he has been hospitalised until today," said Felda Wani, adding that her son's legs were amputated during an operation on Friday.