ISKANDAR PUTERI – Two siblings, aged six and eleven, suffered severe injuries after they were allegedly splashed with hot water and burnt with cigarettes by a couple living in Selesa Jaya in Skudai.
Their mother M. Vikneswari, 30, said she had sent her sons to the couple’s home last April for RM800 per month.
“My husband passed away a long time ago, so I took care of them alone. But due to my job, I sent them to a nanny instead.
“Since sending them over, I have only met them three times as I was busy with work,” she said.
Vikneswari also claimed that the couple stopped her from visiting her sons for various reasons, including being quarantined for being a COVID-19 close contact.
“It wasn’t until I heard that one of my sons was scalded by hot water that I finally decided to turn to my employer for advice, who told me to lodge a police report.”
Shortly after a report was made, the couple sent the children back via Grab Ride.
When Vikneswari saw her children, she was shocked to see their scarred bodies.
“My son claimed that they were beaten with a cane, tied up, splashed with hot water, and burnt with cigarettes.
“What have my children done to deserve this? They are still children and not slaves!”, she cried.
Meanwhile, Iskandar Puteri District Police Chief Assistant Dzulkhairi Mukhtar confirmed receiving the report.
He said three individuals aged 22 to 32 have been detained to assist in the investigation.
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Author: J.W Chan
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