Father, stepmother remanded as cops await full medical report on abused girl


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  • Tuesday, 11 Feb 2020

GEORGE TOWN: Police are still waiting for the complete medical report on the 11-year-old girl who was allegedly abused by her father and stepmother at their flat in Ampang Jajar.

State police chief Comm Datuk T. Narenasagaran said the victim was still warded at Hospital Seberang Jaya receiving treatment for her injuries.

"I was told that doctors have conducted further inspection on her, including X- Ray and CT scan of her head.

"We are still waiting for the full medical report so that we can complete the investigation on the case," he told reporters on Tuesday (Feb 11).

Comm Narenasegaran said the victim and her eight-year-old brother were now under the protection of the Welfare Department, while her father and stepmother had been remanded for seven days to facilitate investigations.

He added that the girl had been staying with her stepmother since last year while her biological mother was currently in jail.

On Sunday (Feb 9), members of NGO Malaysian Tamilar Kural, led by its president P. David Marshel, brought the case to the attention of the police after receiving complaints from the family’s neighbour at the flats.

They found the girl with both eyes bruised and sent her to the Seberang Jaya Hospital.

The case is being investigated under Section 31(1) (a) of the Child Act 2001.

Earlier, Comm Narenasegaran witnessed the handing over of duties from outgoing state deputy police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Roslee Chik to former Bukit Aman’s Logistics and Technology Department deputy director III Datuk Abd Razak Elias.

Roslee will be going to Terengganu as the new police chief in the east coast state.

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