Cops probe claim that autistic boy was abused

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JOHOR BAHRU: Police are investigating a complaint by a woman that her six-year-old autistic son was abused by an instructor at a therapy centre in Skudai.

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Johor Bahru Utara district police chief Rupiah Abd Wahid said they had recorded statements from the relevant people.

Police came across a viral message on social media yesterday on the incident.

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Rupiah also said that following a preliminary investigation, the boy was sent to the Kulai Hospital for a medical examination and treatment, after which he was referred to the Sultan Ismail Hospital for specialist care.

The mother had claimed that her son was admitted to the therapy centre in November 2019 and the abuse was believed to have occurred on July 7 this year, with pinch marks seen on his chest and other bruises on his left shoulder.FMT