Cops Arrest Daycare Manager For Allegedly Abusing Autistic Boy Who Refused To Eat His Meal

A woman who allegedly abused an autistic boy at a daycare centre in Ampang has been arrested by the police.

Ampang Jaya police chief ACP Mohamad Farouk Eshak told Bernama that police arrested the female suspect around 1.50pm on Sunday, 3 October, after receiving a report from the boy’s father.

The six-year-old boy is believed to have been abused between 8.45am and 12.45pm on 1 October.

Ampang Jaya police chief ACP Mohamad Farouk Eshak. Image via Utusan Malaysia

The issue came to light after the father found bruises on his son’s shoulder and both eyes upon picking him up from the centre.

Mohamad Farouk said that a teacher told the father that the red mark on the side of his son’s forehead was due to the child hitting his own head on the table.

After noticing the injuries on his son, the boy’s father demanded to view closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage at the daycare and found that the suspect had acted violently when the boy refused to eat his meal.

Further investigation then found that the 51-year-old suspect was the manager of the premises and she employed three local workers, who were also at the scene.

Image via Instagram

Image via Instagram


Including the victim, there are seven autistic children under the woman’s care at the daycare centre.

Police also found that the centre has been operating for seven years but its licence has expired.

The woman will be remanded until Tuesday, 5 October, to assist in the investigations under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001 for neglect as well as Section 15(1) of the Immigration Act 1952 for overstaying and having an expired social pass.

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