Puchong Grandmother Who Brutally Hit Her Own Grandchild Has Been Arrested

The incident happened at a house in Puchong, Selangor.

Cover image via Facebook via Free Malaysia Today

Malaysians were shocked and at disbelief when an elderly woman brutally beat up a child — for more than 30 times — using what appeared to be a wooden back scratcher

It is learned the incident happened at a house at Taman Puchong Perdana in Puchong, Selangor, when the elderly woman became furious at her own grandchild for spilling food while having dinner.

The 62-year-old grandmother had shouted, "die, die, die", and scolded the child in Tamil saying, "No matter how many times I beat you, you do not want to eat properly. What is wrong with you?"

The woman, whose name is unspecified in reports, had reportedly beat up her granddaughter repeatedly even when the little girl was screaming and crying in pain.

Ignoring the child's plea, the woman even slapped and kicked the child.

A video that has surfaced on social media on Monday, 5 June, shows what had transpired during the horrifying incident:

NOTE: The video contains graphic content that may not be suitable for all audience.

The video quickly went viral and it immediately attracted an angry mob who confronted the woman about the incident

The house address was apparently revealed on social media and it spread like wildfire.

It is learned that a group of people, believed to be neighbours, had gathered around the house in Puchong to demand an explanation from the woman just hours after the video went viral on social media.

The woman denied that she had beaten the child as badly as some of them claimed, saying that she had only "tapped" the child.

Meanwhile, a netizen who saw the viral video made a police report on the incident that night.

Following the police report, the woman was arrested within a few hours.

The police also rescued the child.

According to Subang Jaya district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Azlin Sadari, as reported by NST, the video footage was recorded by the woman's friend in September last year.

Meanwhile, it was reported that the remand order for the woman was issued yesterday, 6 June. She has been remanded for seven days under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001.

The woman could face a maximum fine of RM20,000 or a jail term up to 10 years, or both, if found guilty.

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