KLANG: A teacher is trouble with the law for allegedly slapping a seven-year-old student for telling lies.
The student allegedly lied that one of his friends had stolen a permission slip from his school.
South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Cha Hoong Fong said police received a report at 8.31am on Tuesday (Sept 19) from the boy's 42-year-old mother.
"She claimed that her son had complained that he was slapped by a teacher as soon as he came out of the Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Kampung Jawa compound at around 6pm on Monday (Sept 18).
"Our investigations revealed that at around 5.50pm on Monday, the boy was with a few classmates after finishing sports.
"Their religious teacher then asked them if they had handed over their respective permission slips for sports day," he said in a statement on Friday (Sept 22).
He said the boy then told the teacher that his permission slip had gone missing and accused a friend of stealing it.
"The teacher then conducted a check and found the permission slip in the boy's school bag.
"She reprimanded the boy for making false accusations and slapped his cheek," he said adding that the boy suffered minor swelling and some redness on his left cheek.
ACP Cha said police have classified the case as voluntarily causing hurt.
"We have recorded a statement from the teacher and will complete the investigation paper soon in order to hand it over to the deputy public prosecutor," he said adding that police have also discovered a doctor's evaluation report and pictures of the boy's injuries being circulated on social media.
He advised the public to cease circulating the report and pictures.