By Balqis Jazimah Zahari
IPOH: Three women were remanded to assist in the investigation into an alleged case of child abuse at a nursery in Taman Meru Perdana 2 in Ipoh.
Ipoh District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Yahaya Hassan said, last Thursday the police received a police report from a 31-year-old man stating that his 2-year-old daughter was found to have an injury on her left arm while being taken from a nursery in that area.
“The complainant suspected that his daughter’s injuries were the result of being abused by the teacher at the nursery.
“The case is being investigated under Section 31 (1) of the Children’s Act 2001 (abusing a child in a manner likely to cause physical injury),” he said through a statement today.
Yahaya said that the police’s investigation succeeded in remanding three women between the ages of 26 and 51, who were the managers and teachers of the nursery to help with the investigation.
“The investigation team has also successfully obtained a remand order for seven days from 8 to 17 July on the three suspects for further investigation.
“Until now, the police have received as many as five police reports from parents, involving five child victims between the ages of 1 and 2 who were looked after by the nursery,” he said.
He said, the investigation team is completing the investigation of this case and the investigation paper will be referred to the Deputy Public Prosecutor for the proposed charge.