KOTA TINGGI: An assistant warden from a private religious school in Kampung Lukut here has been remanded for four days over the alleged beating of an 11-year-old pupil with a water hose.
Magistrate Mazana Sinin had ordered the remand on the 29-year-old suspect to begin on Sunday (April 23) to allow investigations.
The suspect, who was clad in an orange lock-up suit, arrived at the Kota Tinggi magistrate's court escorted by the police at around 9am.
He was earlier detained at his home in Felda Lok Heng Barat at about 4pm on Saturday.
Kota Tinggi OCPD Supt Rahmat Othman said the case was being investigated under Section 31(1) of the Child Protection Act 2001.
"Checks also revealed that the suspect had a previous criminal record under Section 380 of the Penal Code for theft and had served jailed for 30 months," he said.
The pupil has had both of his legs amputated after he was allegedly beaten by an assistant warden using a water hose.
The boy's mother Felda Wani Ahmad, 40, claimed that her son, Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gadaffi, was beaten several times on both of his legs during the incidents which happened last month.
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