Woman, son detained over abuse of disabled family member

ARAU (Bernama) – A 14-year-old teenage girl is believed to have been ill-treated by her 15-year-old brother and mother at their home in Kampung Gial Tengah, Mata Ayer in Malaysia.

Police detained the woman, 40, and her 15-year-old son for allegedly abusing the girl who has a learning disability.

Perlis Police Chief  SAC Noor Mushar Mohamad  said police picked up the two family members after a report was lodged over a video recording that went viral on Twitter of a disabled 14-year-old girl, being neglected and left outside the house.

He said the 40-year-old woman and her son were arrested at about 11.45am yesterday and police would seek an order to remand them tomorrow.