KUALA LUMPUR: A child was found sitting alone by the side of the road at a junction near the Cheras Utama apartments at Batu 9 in Cheras here, with some injuries on his body.
Kajang district police chief Zaid Hassan said the boy, who was about four years old, was found by a man at 11.30pm on Friday.
He said acting on a report, the Batu 9 police station sent a team to the location and the boy was brought back to the police station where no identification was found on him.
“We did find several injuries on the boy’s body, hands and forehead. We suspect he is not a local citizen because there is no sign (scar) of a vaccine jab on his upper arm,” he said here tonight, adding that the boy was later sent for treatment at Hospital Kajang.
According to Zaid, the boy also did not seem to speak any local languages.
He said an investigation paper had been opened under Section 31 (1)(a) of the Child Act 2001 because there were elements of child abuse and neglect.
“Anyone with information can contact any police station or investigating officer (IO) Insp Mohd Zaiyaudi Mohd Yaakub directly at 019-5355395,” he said, adding that the child had been taken to the Social Welfare Department in Hulu Langat.