Tahfiz teachers detained for threatening to cut off boy’s private part

KUANTAN: Police have arrested two teachers at a tahfiz school over a threat to cut an eight-year-old boy’s private part and set it on fire.

Following a report lodged by the boy’s father, police last night arrested the duo, a female and male teacher aged 43 and 42.

Kuantan police chief Mohamad Noor Yusof Ali said the boy’s father discovered the incident after seeing a video clip that went viral on WhatsApp.

The 1:19-minute clip showed the female teacher pulling the boy’s private part, threatening to cut it with scissors and set it on fire using a lighter.

Two more clips showed the victim being caned by both teachers for allegedly stealing his friend’s food.

“The boy’s father was contacted by the suspects who claimed that the victim had urinated while standing, stole his friend’s food and did not flush the toilet after using it,” Mohamad Noor said.

He added that police also seized a rattan stick and a pair of scissors.

The boy was sent to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital for examination. The case is being investigated under Section 31 (1) (a) of the Child Act 2001.