Sunday, October 22, 2017
Close  
newsinfo / World

Grandma charged with abusing six-year-old

newsinfo / World
  • share this

Grandma charged with abusing six-year-old

/ 04:27 PM June 14, 2017

The Star/Asia News Network

KUALA LUMPUR — A 62-year-old grandmother claimed trial at a Sessions Court to abusing a six-year-old child last year.

V. Tanawali was accused of using a cane to hit the child on the face, body, hands and legs at a house in Taman Puchong Perdana, Jalan Mawar 1, Bukit Puchong at 11am in September last year.

Tanawali was arrested on June 5 after a video clip showing an elderly woman beating a child went viral.

ADVERTISEMENT

She pleaded not guilty after the charge was read out to her in Tamil.

The charge under Section 31(1)(b) of the Child Act 2001 carries a maximum RM50,000 fine or maximum 20-year imprisonment or both.

Sessions Court judge Mohammed Mokhzani Mokhtar fixed bail at RM10,000 in one surety.

The case was fixed for mention on July 14.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Asia, child abuse, Children, Crime, Malaysia
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.




© Copyright 1997-2016 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved