16 Jul The welfare home’s motion for remand in a case involving the mistreatment of a disabled teenager was denied
Police have arrested the founder of a welfare home to assist in the investigation into allegations that a teenager with Down syndrome (OKU) was abused.
Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department director Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan said the 29 -year -old suspect was arrested at her residence in Wangsa Maju at 10.36am on Thursday.
“We have made a remand application against the suspect, but the court did not approve the application on Friday.
“However, we will record the suspect’s statement before releasing him on police bail,” he said when contacted on Friday.
The investigation into the case began on June 24 after the Kuala Lumpur police received a report on allegations of abuse.
Head of the Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department, Senior Assistant Commissioner Saiful Annuar Yusof said the victim was found with burns on the chest, hands, neck and thighs as well as wounds on other parts of the body.
He said the unit was also inhabited by more than six children. However, it was reported that they were not injured
Abd Jalil said another investigation paper had been opened under Sections 323 and 506 of the Penal Code and Section 5 (2) of the Orphanage Act 1953. – Adapted from Mstaronline