Five to be grilled over girl’s injuries

KUALA LUMPUR: An eight-year-old Indonesian girl suffered severe injuries to her left leg, suspected to have been caused by the child of her babysitter’s neighbour.

The incident occurred at a house in Kajang on April 11.

Kajang deputy police chief Supt Mohamad Nasir Drahman said five individuals will be called to provide statements to facilitate the investigation.

“The case falls under Section 31(1) of the Child Act 2001 for offences of abuse or neglect of children,” he said in a statement yesterday, Bernama reported.

He appealed to the public with information to come forward to any police station or contact investigating officer Insp Muhammad Tasnim Muhamed Nor at 014-620 9960.

Meanwhile, Women, Family, and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said the ministry is probing the matter following a report from a concerned individual.

“The ministry remains deeply concerned about cases involving the safety and protection of children.

“If you become aware of or witness any incidents concerning children, please do not hesitate to report it to the Talian Kasih hotline at 15999,” she said.

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