Cops Conducting A Drug Raid End Up Saving A 5-Year-Old Being Abused By His Mum And Partner
Last Saturday, a drug raid at a room along Jalan Jelutong in George Town ended in police rescuing an abused five-year-old boy
Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Che Zaimani Che Awang told reporters on Monday, 23 September, that police arrested a 29-year-old woman and her 38-year-old boyfriend after police found the boy covered in bruises during a drug raid.
According to ACP Che Zaimani, Inspector Mohd Yusoff Ramli from the district's narcotics department had been attempting to trace the 38-year-old man over a drug-related case when they found him in a room inside a house on Jalan Jelutong.
During the checks, one of the policemen noticed the five-year-old had numerous bruises and injuries all over his face and body
While the boy told the investigating officer that he was beaten by his mother's boyfriend, whom he called "daddy", he also said that his mother would also often beat him, ACP Che Zaimani said, adding that the boy did not specify why he was beaten.
NST Online reported that doctors a One Stop Crisis Centre discovered that he had bruises over the left cheek, right arm, and left leg, while there were scabs on his penis.
Following which, the boy was rushed to the Penang Hospital for treatment, where an X-ray scan found no broken bones and his condition is reported to be stable.
Both the woman and man tested positive for methamphetamines
"The boyfriend, a contract worker with previous criminal records and the woman, both tested positive for drugs. They have been arrested and will be remanded under Section 31 (1) (a) of the Child Act 2001," ACP Che Zaimani told reporters on Monday.
FMT reported Che Zaimani saying that the man had 12 criminal records since 2000, including rape, assault and drug abuse. The mother has no previous convictions.