KLANG: The Magistrate Court today ordered the 14-year-old girl who faked her own abduction here last December to be sent to Tunas Bakti School to undergo rehabilitation for three years from Thursday.
Magistrate Nor Asma Ahmad issued the order according to Section 91(b) of the Children Act 2001 after the juvenile pleaded guilty to the offence on Jan 6.
Speaking to reporters later, deputy public prosecutor Syed Farid Syed Ali said the court also ordered the girl’s parents to put up a bond without collateral which required them to visit their daughter at the school once a month.
“If they violate the order, the parents can be charged,” he said, adding that the location of the Tunas Bakti School the girl would be sent to would be decided later.
Syed Farid said the order for the bond without collateral was issued after the magistrate found that the parents had failed to pay attention to her.
Lawyer Nur Aida Md Zainuddin, who represented the juvenile, said in her bid to get the court to impose lower punishment, she had told the court that her client had no intention of causing problem, but instead was only trying to get her parents’ attention.
She also said that her client had repented and vowed to be a better person.
The girl committed the offence in Bandar Sultan Suleiman here at 9.12 am on Dec 29.
The case of her missing also went viral on social media where her “panicked” conversation about her “kidnapping” with her sister was uploaded.
The girl who was then suspected to have been abducted while on way her home in Klang Utara on that day was found by police with a man, believed to be her boyfriend, in front of a petrol station in Banting near here at 7.45 pm two days later.
The man, aged 19, was charged in the same court with running away with the minor unlawfully under Section 363 of the Penal Code. He pleaded not guilty and the court set Feb 25 for remention.
He is liable to be jailed up to seven years and also a fine, if convicted.
Meanwhile, at the same court today, Magistrate Nor Asma ordered a 16-year-old boy who admitted to have raped the girl two years ago to be sent to Henry Gurney School for rehabilitation for three years.
Syed Farid said the boy’s parents had also been ordered to put up a bond without collateral which required them to visit their son at the school once a month.
The boy was charged with committing the offence in Bandar Sultan Suleiman at around noon in December 2014. The girl was only 13 years and six months then.
The charge under Section 376(1) of the Penal Code carries a maximum jail term of 20 years and a fine.