Mother and son remanded over alleged abuse of teen

The girl was left at the entrance to her house. (Bernama pic)

KANGAR: The mother and brother of a disabled 14-year old girl were remanded for four days from today to facilitate investigations into the alleged abuse of the girl.

The remand order was issued by Kangar courts assistant registrar Monica Joseph Gaisah.

The 40-year-old woman and her 15-year-old son were arrested at their home in Kampung Gial Tengah, Mata Ayer here yesterday.

On Friday, a video clip went viral on Twitter under the account name Jurais Abdullah, which showed the girl outside the house.

The girl, who has a learning disability, was said to have not been fed and allegedly beaten as there were injuries and bruises on her back, left wrist and neck.

Perlis police chief Noor Mushar Mohamad said the girl was being treated at the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital in Kangar and police were waiting for the medical report.

“Police have also obtained evidence from an individual known as Jurais to assist in the investigation,” he said.

The case is being investigated under Section 31 (1) (a) of the Child Act 2001.