Remand order for couple who allegedly abused 10-year-old boy extended to Friday (June 11)

JEMPOL: The remand order for a couple being probed for abusing a 10-year-old boy has been extended to Friday (June 11), says district police chief Supt Hoo Chang Hook.

He said police managed to get another three-day extension on Tuesday (June 8) to conclude its probe.

The couple was arrested at their home in Felda Raja Alias 4 on Friday (June 4) for allegedly abusing the male suspect's 10-year-old step brother.

This came after they received a call from a member of the public that a boy had apparently been badly caned.

A police team was immediately sent to the house to investigate.

Police later sent the boy, who had some injuries on his body, to the Jempol Hospital for treatment.

The boy, an orphan, was apparently caned by his step sister-in-law for throwing stones at a neighbour's house.

Further investigations found that the boy's step-brother had also hit the boy with a clothes hanger just before Ramadan for stealing money.

The victim has been living with the couple since his parents died.

The case is being investigated under Section 31 (1)(a) of the Child Act 2001 for mistreatment, neglect, abandonment and exposing a minor to harm.

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