KULAI: Police are looking for witnesses to assist in investigations into a case of a seven-year-old pupil who was allegedly slapped by his teacher.
Kulai OCPD Supt Tok Beng Yeow said the police received information on the case at social media platforms around 4pm on Thursday (April 8).
He said social media posts showed the boy from one of the religious schools in Kulai district suffered from mouth injuries after he was allegedly slapped by the teacher.
“Initially, we did not receive any report in relation to the case, ’’ Supt Tok said in a statement Friday (April 9).
He said a report was later lodged by the police as the first information report (FIR) for further investigation in the case.
“We have opened an investigation paper to facilitate the probe, ’’ said Supt Tok.
He added that the police would contact the Kulai district Education Department to get more details on the case.
Those who have information regarding the case can contact Investigating Officer Insp Izanzaki at 014-529 6880.
Supt Tok said the case is being investigated under Section 323 of the Penal Code.