KUALA LUMPUR: Shah Alam police are still trying to determine what actually happened at a tahfiz school in Selangor where a teenage student was allegedly assaulted.
This is due to the differing accounts by four witnesses.
Shah Alam district police chief ACP Shafien Mamat said the four were questioned last night.
“They are giving us different versions of what happened,” he told FMT.
Earlier today, Harian Metro reported that a 13-year-old was beaten with a cane after denying any wrongdoing when questioned over a personal matter by the warden. He was also punched.
The teenager sustained injuries to his ribs and arm.
His father later lodged a police report. According to the Malay daily, the father alleged that this was not the first time his son had been punished by the same person.
The victim was also caned for turning up late for class.
The father also claimed that the ustaz had since apologised for the latest incident and also offered to pay for the medical costs incurred.
Shafien said the case is being investigated under Section 323 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt.
“We will hold a press conference on Friday to explain the matter.”
The latest incident comes barely a month after Mohamed Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi, 11, died from his injuries after being beaten with a rubber hose by an assistant warden at a tahfiz school in Johor.
Thaqif’s legs were both amputated in a bid to prevent infection from spreading. He later went into a coma and died on April 26. -FMT