Tuesday April 24, 2012
Abused boy’s case a lesson for all, says Terengganu MB
PETALING JAYA: The case of a two-year-old boy, who fell into a coma after being slapped by his mother’s lover, should be a lesson to all to avoid such incidents from recurring, Terengganu Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Said said.
Urging the public to be more caring, Ahmad said he hoped there would be a stop to such abuse on children.
Mohd Danish Aiman Abdullah was reportedly abused by his mother’s lover last Friday, causing him to slip into a coma and be admitted into the Sultanah Nur Zahirah hospital in Kuala Terengganu.
Bernama quoted Ahmad, who was saddened to learn that it was not the first time the boy had been abused.
Citing a doctor’s report, he said Mohd Danish had been abused repeatedly as there were old scars on his body.
Terengganu police chief Datuk Jamshah Mustapa, who visited the boy, said efforts to locate the 31-year-old suspect from Kam- pung Tualang, Manir were being intensi- fied.
He said the suspect was an unemployed man with 10 previous cases involving theft, kidnapping, rioting and drug offences.
“We have distributed pictures of him. We believe he is still in Kuala Terengganu,” he said.
Jamshah urged those who knew the suspect to come forward with information.
The child is believed to have slipped into a coma after being slapped by the suspect.
The incident was believed to have happened following a misunderstanding between the boy’s mother and the suspect.