Cops submit investigation papers in molest case
KOTA KINABALU: Police have released a dentist who is being investigated in a molest case involving six teenage girls.
Tawau police chief Asst Comm Fadil Marsus said they were waiting for instructions from the deputy public prosecutor.
He said they had submitted the investigation papers to the DPP.
The victims were secondary school students.
The 26-year-old dentist, who is a father, was alleged to have committed the offences while treating the students at their school clinic.
On whether the dentist who is based at Tawau General Hospital has been suspended, Sabah Health Department director Dr Christina Rundi declined to comment, saying that it was not public information.
Director-general of Health Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said they took such cases seriously.
“We are leaving it to the police to conduct the investigation but we are also carrying out our own internal probe,” he said.
Dr Noor Hisham urged the public not to speculate on the case and hoped the incident would not affect how the public accept dental services in schools because these services helped improve the oral health of students.