Malaysia police wrapping up probe on 11-year-old boy's abuse case

Malaysia police wrapping up probe on 11-year-old boy's abuse case
The assistant warden is under remand until May 3.
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Police are finalising investigations into the case of the 11-year-old boy who died of his injuries after he was allegedly abused at a private religious school in Kota Tinggi here.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Seri Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said police would submit the investigation papers to the Deputy Public Prosecutor soon.

"We have just received the papers from the Deputy Public Prosecutor's (DPP) office as we need to add more details.

"Once we put in the additional facts of the case, we will resubmit the papers to the DPP's office for further action," he said on Monday.

Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi was hospitalised on April 19 following alleged abuse four weeks earlier by the school's assistant warden.

His legs had to be amputated due to bacterial infection. The infection spread to his right arm, which was scheduled to be amputated too.

However, the procedure had to be cancelled as the boy's heart rate and condition were not stable. He died at 2.05pm on April 26.

The assistant warden is under remand until May 3.

The suspect, a 29-year-old ex-convict, reportedly whipped the boy and several other students with a water hose to punish them.

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