Elderly Woman In Penang Rescued After Her Nephew's Family Abused Her For 3 Years
A blind 79-year-old woman in Butterworth, Penang, was rescued yesterday, 7 August, from her nephew's home after being locked out of it for three years
Sin Chew Daily reported that the woman had been beaten, splashed with water, insulted, and barred from using the toilet in her nephew's house for years.
She was found by the Malaysian Tamilar Kural (MTK), a non-governmental organisation, drenched and sitting by herself outside the house. She was also believed to be afraid of her nephew's sudden return.
According to the woman, her eyesight worsened after being neglected by her nephew's family
She told MTK representatives that her eyesight began to blur last year, but her condition was ignored by her nephew's family.
She eventually turned blind without necessary medical help.
Furthermore, the woman had endured physical abuse by all five children of her nephew.
The woman was sent to Hospital Bukit Mertajam for inspection of her wounds after being rescued
Two suspects have since been arrested at the family home
The arrests were made after MTK representatives lodged a police report on behalf of the woman.
Oriental Daily reported Central Seberang Prai district police chief ACP Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abdul Hamid as saying that the suspects are being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means.
Nik Ros added that the police have filed an application to extend the remand of the suspects.
In other news, a Malaysian cleaner was sentenced to 18 years in jail after sexually assaulting his Singaporean landlord's daughter: