Boy dies after alleged abuse at Islamic school in Malaysia

2017-04-27 09:17


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Kuala Lumpur - A Malaysian boy who was allegedly beaten so severely with a hosepipe at an Islamic school that his legs were amputated has died in hospital, a family member says.

Mohamad Thaqif, 10, had attended the private Maahad Eahfiz al-Jauhar school in the southern state of Johor.

His aunt said he had complained to his mother about the beatings, which were allegedly inflicted by the school's assistant warden.

The cause of his death is not yet known and a post-mortem is due to be carried out later.

Local police chief Rahmat Othman said a 29-year-old suspect was in custody in relation to the alleged beatings.

"A water hose was seized. The man had previously been jailed for 30 months in 2014 for theft," he said but declined to elaborate.

Local media said the boy had recorded the alleged abuse in a notebook.

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