A father in Perak was recently arrested for child abuse after he slammed his seven-year-old daughter on the floor
According to Harian Metro, the incident took place around 8.20pm on Sunday, 2 August, at the man's home at Kampung Kroh Hilir in Padang Rengas.
Acting Kuala Kangsar district police chief DSP Zahiri Hassan said that the man's daughter sustained injuries to her head after she hit the corner of the dining table.
The child was asking her father for some water when he suddenly picked her up and slammed her on the floor.
According to the suspect, his daughter hit him on the head and angered him.
In a statement, Zahiri told theSundaily, "The victim, who is the youngest of four siblings, screamed and cried out in pain. The suspect said his daughter had knocked him on the head while he was eating and made him angry with her action."
"Although he had fled the scene immediately after the incident, the suspect was arrested at his house at about 12pm the next day," he added.
Zahiri also explained that the man had just been released from prison two weeks ago for previous criminal offences. Investigations found that the man had two criminal records and five other records related to drug cases.
The victim was rushed to the clinic right after the incident but she was then referred to the Kuala Kangsar Hospital for further treatment
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1. WOMEN'S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
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