Girl, 12, flees abusive father in Puchong


KUALA LUMPUR: A 12-year-old girl fled from her home in Taman Puchong Prima, Puchong, near here after she was believed to have been often abused with a cane by her father.

The girl was found by a member of the public at a petrol station in Puchong Prima at 12.30am today.

Subang Jaya district police chief ACP Mohammad Azlin Sadari said the victim claimed she was often beaten with a cane, resulting in cuts on both her arms, thighs and calves.

“The victim was also injured on the head and the investigation found that the child was beaten for trivial reasons,” he said.

He said the victim’s mother had also left their home because of her allegedly abusive husband.

“The victim was taken to the Serdang Hospital for further examination and the case is being investigated under Section 31 (1) (a) of the Child Act 2001,” he said.