SEREMBAN: Authorities are investigating a claim by a social media user that residents at an old folk's home here have been mistreated and manhandled over the past two years.
It is learnt that a team from the Welfare Department visited the home on Monday (June 17) night after the alleged incident went viral on social media.
The Facebook account holder alleged that residents at the private home were not given their meals on time and locked in their rooms for hours at times by a female supervisor.
The individual also alleged that the residents were forced to drink urine and given more than the prescribed sleeping pills.
It was also alleged that 16 deaths had been reported at the home which was unusually high for a centre licensed to take in less than 12 residents at any one time.
However, the cause of deaths were usually attributed to old age.
Several pictures of the allegedly abused residents were also viralled.
It is learnt that a family member of one of the victims had lodged a report on the matter.
Checks on Tuesday (June 18) morning showed that the individual who made the allegations via Facebook has shut down his/her account.
The Welfare Department is expected to issue a statement on the matter once it wraps up investigations.
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