MALACCA - Police have arrested three teenage boys over the molest of an eight-year-old girl in Nyalas, Jasin.
Jasin OCPD Deputy Supt Muhd Nur Hishamuddin Hashim said the boys were related to the Year Two pupil.
"I can't reveal more about the case as the probe is still going on but I can confirm that the suspects are teenagers," he said yesterday.
The investigation is being conducted under Section 354 of the Penal Code, which deals with assault or use of criminal force to a person with intent to outrage modesty.
The Star had reported on Monday that the eight-year-old was constantly bullied by her neighbours' children and that one of them had allegedly struck her bottom with a clothes hanger earlier this month.
She told her parents that the boy had pulled down her pants before molesting her when her she was alone at home.
Malacca Barisan Nasional social service bureau (Pembela) chief Amir Hamzah said the traumatised victim had isolated herself from her family and even skipped school since the incident.