Tahfiz beating: Cops get three-day remand extension on assistant warden


JOHOR BARU: The remand order for the assistant warden of a private religious school has been extended for another three days to facilitate probe into a beating case involving an 11-year-old tahfiz student.

Kota Tinggi district police chief Assistant Commissioner Rahmat Othman said the remand for the 29-year-old man, which expired today, has been extended from tomorrow until Saturday.

The man was arrested last Saturday at his home in Felda Lok Heng Barat, Kota Tinggi, following a police report lodged on April 18 by the student's mother.

He was alleged to have whipped Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi and several other students with a rubber water hose to punish them.

Thaqif however developed a fever as bruises and swelling started to appear on his legs due to infection.

Doctors on Friday had to amputate his legs to save his life.

He passed away at 2.05pm today at the High Dependency Ward of the Sultan Ismail Hospital. -- BERNAMA