LAHAD DATU (Bernama): Police are investigating a report lodged by a Form One student who claimed he was caned 22 times on the buttocks by his class teacher using a dustpan handle.
Lahad Datu Police chief ACP Nasri Mansor said the boy lodged the report against the 38-year-old male teacher at 9.56am on Saturday (April 27).
"The student claimed that at 11.30am on Wednesday (April 24), he was caned 22 times in front of other students in the classroom for being absent from school on April 22 without notifying the teacher.
"Initial investigations found that the boy had admitted to being absent because he had followed his father to Tawau to watch a Tae-kwon-do competition without notifying the school," Nasri said in a statement here on Sunday.
He said following a medical examination, the victim was found to have sustained a mass of bruises and soft tissue injury.
No arrest has been made so far, he added. – Bernama