Sabah Teacher Allegedly Caned Student With Dustpan Handle Because He Didn't Bring A Rotan

The 13-year-old student was purportedly caned 22 times.

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A Form One student in Lahad Datu, Sabah, lodged a police report against his teacher on 27 April for allegedly caning him 22 times on the buttocks with a dustpan handle

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The incident purportedly happened on 24 April in a classroom, reported Bernama.

Lahad Datu police chief ACP Nasri Mansor confirmed the boy's police report against the 38-year-old teacher. 

The 13-year-old claimed that he was caned for being absent from school

"The student claims that 11.30am on Wednesday (24 April), in front of other students in the classroom, he was caned 22 times for being absent from school on 22 April without notifying the teacher," Nasri was quoted as saying by Bernama.

The boy reportedly admitted to being absent as he had followed his father to Tawau on 22 April. 

"He had followed his father to Tawau to watch a Taekwondo competition, and he did not notify the school about it," Nasri added. 

Initial investigations revealed that the teacher used a dustpan handle to cane the 13-year-old because he forgot to bring his rotan to class

"As an alternative to punish the child, he used a dustpan handle as a rotan and caused the child to suffer bruises on his buttocks," Nasri said, according to Harian Metro

The boy was found to have sustained bruises and soft tissue injury on his buttocks following a medical examination. 

The case is being investigated under Section 324 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing hurt.

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