KUANTAN (Bernama): The threat of a female teacher to cut off and set fire to a private part of an eight-year-old boy brought her into difficulties when she and her male accomplice, also a teacher at a tahfi school here, the police were arrested on Saturday night (September 1).
The police, acting on the report filed by the boy's father, arrested both suspects, at the age of 43 and 42, at 10 am Saturday night.
Kuantan district police commander ACP Mohamad Noor Yusof Ali said that the boy, aged 25, learned about the incident after watching a video that went viral on Saturday.
The video clip of one minute, 19 seconds, showed that the female teacher pulled the private part of the boy before she threatened to cut it off with a pruning shear and set fire to a lighter.
There were two more video clips showing that the victim got a rattan by both teachers in which they reportedly stole the food from his friend.
"The boy's father was contacted by the suspects who claimed that the boy had stolen his friend's food and did not flush the toilet after use," said Mohd Noor when he contacted Bernama on Sunday (2 September).
Mohd Noor said that the father of the victim, angry by the actions of the teachers, then filed a police report.
"After the arrest the police also seized a rattan and pruning shear.
"The victim, who complained about back problems, was then sent to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital for investigation and the case is being investigated under Article 31 (1) (a) of the Child Act 2001," he said. – Bernama