GEORGE TOWN: Police are tracking down a 42-year-old woman who allegedly abused her three children aged two, seven and 11 years at their UDA transit home in Tanjung Tokong here.
The woman’s two daughters and a son endured beatings and were barred from going to school this year, police said.
Timur Laut police chief Che Zaimani Che Awang said the case came to light after the maternal grandmother lodged a police report on April 16.
“The grandmother lodged a report with the police on the alleged abuse after her three grandchildren, who lived next door, fled to her house after their mother beat them because her youngest daughter passed motion,” he said.
“The grandmother also claimed that the suspect had, on several occasions, beat the children in front of her,” he added.
Che Zaimani said the mother, a food shop assistant, had obtained custody of the children following her divorce last year.
He said the woman was believed to have struck the eldest daughter with an iron on her left arm and left leg and kicked the genitals of her son. She also allegedly threatened to kill them with a knife.
He said the children were traumatised and were receiving treatment at the Penang General Hospital.
According to Che Zaimani, the suspect fled to Kedah after learning that a police report had been lodged against her.