MIRI: Police arrested a woman on Thursday for allegedly abusing her 13-year-old daughter following a report lodged by her husband. The beating allegedly occurred at the family home in Taman Jelita on Dec 1.
It is understood that the 34-year-old suspect allegedly used a plastic basket to beat the teen, causing injuries to her hands. Such beatings are alleged to have occurred regularly.
District deputy police chief Supt Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the suspect’s husband had lodged a report because he could no longer tolerate the alleged abuse.
“Police are investigating the case under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001,” he said.