Mother, brother remanded over abuse of girl with learning disability

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 21 Jul 2019

KANGAR (Bernama): The mother and brother of a disabled 14-year-old girl have been remanded four days from Sunday (July 21) to assist investigations into the girl's abuse case in Mata Ayer here.

The remand order was issued by Kangar Courts assistant registrar, Monica Joseph Gaisah.

The 40-year-old woman and her 15-year-old son, who is also the elder brother of the teenage girl with a learning disability, were arrested at their home in Kampung Gial Tengah, Mata Ayer here Saturday (July 20).

On Friday (July 19), a video clip was viralled on Twitter under the account name Jurais Abdullah showing a teenage girl being neglected and left outside the house.

It was said the teen was not fed by her family and was allegedly beaten as there were injuries and bruises on her back, left wrist and neck.

Perlis police chief SAC Noor Mushar Mohamad, when contacted, said the girl was being treated at the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital in Kangar and police were waiting for the medical report.

"Police have also obtained evidence from an individual known as Jurais to assist in investigations," he said, adding that the case was being investigated under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001. - Bernama

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