IPOH: The police have arrested two individuals, believed to be the parents of four siblings who were found abandoned at the Perak Tengah Administrative Complex, in Kampung Gajah, on Thursday (Nov 23).
Perak Tengah OCPD Supt Hafezul Helmi Hamzah said the two individuals were arrested separately, after receiving a report about the incident from Kampung Gajah Social Welfare Department staff on Nov 23.
"The police arrested the man on Monday (Nov 27) and impounded a blue motorcycle and the clothes the man used during the incident.
"A woman was arrested on Tuesday (Nov 28) and her mobile phone was seized. Both of them have been detained at the Perak Tengah district police headquarters, to assist further investigations,” he said in a statement.
Hafezul Helmi said that police opened an investigation paper under Section 33 (a) of the Child Act 2001, because it was suspected that the siblings were left without proper supervision.
He added that the investigation into the incident is still ongoing, and the public is advised not to spread any information or news that is not authentic, which could upset the local community.
On Friday (Nov 24), Hafezul Helmi reportedly said that four siblings, including a 10-month-old baby, were believed to have been abandoned in front of a security post at the complex, when he received information about the incident from a district welfare department officer, at around 5.39pm.
He said the 10.50am incident involved two boys, aged 11 and three, a 10-month-old baby boy and a six-year-old girl.
He added that based on the evidence, the siblings were believed to have been abandoned by an unknown woman, who was driving a car. - Bernama