Police probe teacher for allegedly caning Year Two pupil

PETALING JAYA: Police have initiated an investigation into an incident where a disciplinary teacher was alleged to have caned a Year Two pupil's legs so badly that he suffered bruises and swelling.

In the May 22 incident, the victim got into an argument with a classmate who allegedly hid his school bag.

Ampang Jaya district police chief ACP Hamzah Alias said police received a report from the victim's 43-year-old father who is a manager.

"He claimed in the report that his son told him about the caning when he came home at around 1 pm," he said.

Hamzah said the man checked his son's legs and found eight swollen marks and wounds.

"He claims that the misunderstanding between his son and another student triggered following an incident where someone hid the victim's school bag," he added.

However, Hamzah revealed that investigations also pointed out that the disciplinary teacher had received a report from another student who claimed to have been shoved and kicked by the boy.

"He claims that he took action by caning the boy but not to the extent of the injuries they were claiming.

"We are investigating the case as voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons," he said.

Police had recorded a statement from the disciplinary teacher so far.