A Kindergarten Teacher In KL Pinched A 4-Year-Old's Penis For Refusing To Take A Nap
Parents of a four-year-old have lodged a police report against his kindergarten teacher who allegedly abused the boy by pinching his penis for refusing to take a nap
The four-year-old suffered bruises on his private parts which was swollen for a week after being abused by the teacher, the parents claimed.
According to the boy's parents, the teacher refused to admit it when they confronted her and claimed that the boy was injured while playing at the centre in Sungai Buloh. She told the parents that she would review the CCTV footage and take action against anyone found to have abused the boy.
However, when the family threatened the teacher that they would go to the police, the teacher confessed to abusing the boy, reported NST Online.
The family, which has now stopped sending the child to the kindergarten since the incident, went to the authorities after the centre failed to take any action
The incident, which occurred on 17 November, came to light when the boy's grandmother was giving him a bath and noticed the injuries.
The family lodged the police report on 23 November.
Datuk Seri Michael Chong, head of the MCA Public Services and Complaints Department was shocked at the punishment the boy received.
He said the family would be taking legal action against the kindergarten while police could investigate the case under the Child Act 2001.
"We are not just worried about his physical condition but his mental health has also been affected by this," NST Online quoted him as saying.
In the last month, there have been two reported cases of child abuse involving kindergarten teachers
Datuk Seri Michael Chong also highlighted the cases, saying such cases called for more attention from the public, especially from parents.
"We wish to bring this case to light because we feel this is just the tip of the iceberg. There (could be) many more cases like this which are not brought to my office," Chong was quoted as saying by NST Online.
He also cautioned parents against blindly putting their trust in kindergartens.
"Parents must also be more aware of their children’s condition. They must always check for injuries or marks and find out how they got them," he added.