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October 06, 2017 17:24 PM

Police Detain Soldier Who Chained Son To Gas Tank

KUANTAN,Oct 6 (Bernama) --A soldier who allegedly chained his ten-year-old sonto a gastank in a houseat Bandar Indera Mahkota here yesterday has been arrested.

Kuantandistrictpolicechief ACP Abdul Aziz Salleh said the32-year-old suspect was arrested when Criminal Investigation Divisionmembers visited the house at 10 am yesterday.

The suspect whois attached to the Batu10 Camp here was believed to have meted suchpunishment on the victim, the third child of five siblings for playing truant,he said.

"After knocks atthe front door went unanswered, police checked through the backwindow and saw the victimchained at the neckto a green gas barrel.

"Police broke into the houseand had to cut the metal chain as the child was unconscious," he told reporters here today.

Abdul Aziz added that the victimwho was injured at the neck was taken to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) here for treatment.

He said police were also investigatingif the suspect's wife was aware of her husband's action adding that the suspect was being remanded for a week to facilitate investigations under Section 31 (1) (a) of the Child Act (Amendment) 2016 for child abuse and neglect.



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