GOMBAK: Police arrested a contractor who is believed to have abused his nephew.
Gombak OPCD Asst Comm Arifai Tarawe said police received information about the abuse from an anonymous caller around 7.50pm on Saturday (March 14).
"The man told police that he suspected a child was being abused in an apartment block in Kepong.
"When police went to investigate, they found a six-year-old boy with cane marks on his body," he said.
The boy was later brought to Hospital Selayang for a check-up, where doctors found old and new injuries on the boy, including bruises and scratches on his limbs and face.
The boy is now being treated in the hospital.
The 36-year-old suspect is said to have hit the boy because he was naughty.
It is learned that the suspect is the boy's uncle and is married with no children.
It is also learned that the boy's biological family sent the boy to be cared for by his uncle.
The suspect has been detained five days until Thursday (March 19) to help with investigations.
The case is being investigated under Section 31 of the Child's Act 2001 for ill-treatment, neglect, abandonment or exposure of children.
Meanwhile, police issued summonses to four teenagers, aged between 12 and 15, who are believed to be "basikal lajak" (modified bicycle) enthusiasts after they were found to be recklessly riding on Jalan Bidara in Bandar Baru Selayang on Sunday (March 15).
"There were initially seven in that group, but three managed to get away.
"They were pulling dangerous stunts and also ran a red light," he said.
ACP Arifai added the youngsters' bicycles were seized as evidence.
"We have also called in their parents," he said.
The case is being investigated under Section 31 of the Child's Act 2001.
In a separate case, police arrested a homeless man who is suspected of stealing and stripping vehicles for parts.
ACP Arifai said the 34-year-old man was arrested at Prima Selayang after police saw him riding suspiciously around the area on Thursday (March 12).
"It was later revealed that the motorcycle he had been using was reported stolen on the same day," he said.
The suspect later led police to areas where he had hidden several other stolen vehicles including a four-wheel-drive vehicle at an apartment in Wangsa Permai, which was reported stolen last month.
The suspect has been remanded until Tuesday (March 17) to aid with investigations.
The case is being investigated under Section 379A of the Penal Code for vehicle theft.