Operation to amputate boy’s arm called off

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017

JOHOR BARU: The operation to amputate the right arm of the 11-year-old student who suffered from alleged physical abuse at a religious school in Kota Tinggi has been called off.

Update: Schoolboy in abuse case dies

Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi was earlier admitted into the operating theatre of Hospital Sultan Ismail at around 8am on Wednesday to remove his right arm.

His aunt Dzuraidah Ahmad, 38, said the procedure had to be cancelled as the boy's heart rate and condition were not stable.

"We are all praying for the best as his condition is worsening," she said when contacted.

She said the decision to amputate her nephew's right arm came after there was no improvement to the condition of the limb.

It was reported that Mohamad Thaqif's right arm and fingers had turned black due to damaged blood cells and tissue despite showing signs of improvement on Sunday.

The 11-year-old earlier had both his legs amputated due to an infection following the alleged abuse by the school's assistant warden.

The suspect, 29, an ex-convict, reportedly whipped the boy and several other students with a water hose to punish them.

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