KOTA TINGGI: The assistant warden from a religious school here who allegedly abused an 11-year-old schoolboy, causing both his legs to be amputated, has been remanded for another three days to aid investigations.
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Kota Tinggi OCPD Supt Rahmat Othman said the district court allowed the remand of the 29-year-old suspect to be extended for another three days, until Saturday, April 29.
The suspect was arrested last Saturday, and initially remanded for four days.
Supt Rahmat added that the case is being investigated under Section 31(1) of the Child Protection Act 2001.
The suspect, an ex-convict who served jail time for theft, has been working at the privately-run school since last year.
He was suspended after the alleged abuse came to light.
The suspect was said to have whipped the 11-year-old boy and several other students with a water hose as punishment.
The boy reportedly suffered from a bacterial infection after the abuse, which saw both his legs being cut off as his blood cells and tissues were damaged.
He is now in danger of losing his right arm too.