Cops nab suspected child abuser

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested a woman at Jalan Sungai Tua, Batu Caves near here today after she was suspected of hitting and kicking her seven-year-old adopted child.

Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said the 30-year-old woman was detained at a food stall at about 5pm.

“Police received a report on a video recording showing a little girl being beaten by a woman and the victim was seen crying when she was kicked several times on the abdomen.

“Preliminary checks revealed the incident occurred at an apartment in Taman Raintree, Batu Caves in 2018,” he said in a statement.

He said police believe the woman was taking out her frustrations on the child after her husband who is also the victim’s uncle left her. It is learnt that the couple divorced earlier this year.

The woman will be remanded tomorrow to facilitate the investigations under the Child Act 2001.