KUANTAN (Bernama): Police, suspecting foul play in the death of a seven-year-old student of an unregistered tahfiz school in Lanchang, Temerloh on Thursday (Nov 7), have taken custody of three students of the school for questioning.
Pahang Criminal Investigation head Datuk Othman Nanyan told reporters here on Friday (Nov 8) that the victim died at 1pm during treatment at the Lanchang Health Clinic.
The body was then sent to Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Hospital for a post-mortem.
There were bruises on the victim’s body, he said, adding that the victim was taken to the clinic by the school warden, who found him in a weak state.
After a report was lodged, he said, police arrested three students, all aged 13, to facilitate investigations.
He said the victim and an older step-brother were sent to the school, which has two other students, about a month ago.
The school, run by a married couple, began operation early this year, with the wife, also acting as the warden, he added. – Bernama