SUNGAI PETANI – A nine-year-boy, who was found wandering alone behind a school by a security guard, claimed that he has been abused and thrown out of the house by his own mother.
Kuala Muda District Police chief ACP Md Zukir Md Isa said police investigation found that the boy had lived with his grandmother in Jeli, Kelantan, before his mother took him back to live with her since December last year.
“When he was fetched by his mother, there were scars on his body, but after questioning, he said he was beaten for mischief,” he told Bernama here today.
Md Zukir said the mother had registered her son to attend school like any normal child, but the boy often caused problems at the school by stealing and involved in fighting.
He said the woman also admitted to have hit the child to educate, but no serious injuries were detected during medical examination.
The child would be handed over to the Social Welfare Department for further action.