MUM, CHILDREN NABBED FOR ALLEGEDLY ABUSING STEPKIDS
Nurse discovers cuts, bruises and burn marks on girls’ bodies
A44-YEAR-OLD woman, along with her 15-yearold-daughter and 16year-old son, were arrested on Monday for allegedly abusing her adopted daughters, aged 5 and 6, in Kampung Anak Rambutan, Sungai Bayor here.
The abuse came to light when a nurse from Sungai Bayor Health Clinic found cuts and bruises, as well as cigarette burns on the children’s bodies, during a health check at the kindergarten they attended.
Further checks revealed pinch marks and cuts on their private parts.
District police chief Deputy Supt Loo Lian Lai said the nurse also found scars of old injuries on the palm of the 5-year-old and the back of the other girl, believed to be from caning.
“The girls are traumatised. It is learnt that they were previously under the care of the Welfare Department and were adopted by the woman in May 2015.
“The victims were brought to Selama Hospital before being referred to Taiping Hospital for checks by specialists,” he said, adding that the three had been remanded until Sunday.
The family’s neighbour, who wanted to be known only as Aminah, was shocked over the news, saying that she did not know the woman well.
“The family had just moved in during Ramadan and did not mingle with the villagers. I heard that they have adopted children but I don’t know the details.”
Cigarette burn marks can be seen on the body of one of the children.