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Caged girl

SEREMBAN: Police have rescued a 7-year-old girl who was kept in an iron cage allegedly by her mother at their home in Seremban 2.

According to a source, police received a call from a neighbour on Saturday morning, saying that he saw the girl caged since midnight.

A patrol team rushed to the house in Vision Homes, Seremban 2, and freed the girl about 10am on Saturday.

However, they did not make any arrest as no report had been lodged.

The police later returned the girl to the mother with strong caution against such cruel behaviour.

The girl was allegedly caged as a form of “punishment”.

Yesterday, the police decided to lodge their own report and went back to the house to pick up the girl before sending her to Seremban Hospital for a medical check-up….

– quoted from an article published in NST on 24th September 2007 (link)

Keeping a child locked in a cage is very cruel behaviour. The state should have prosecuted the child’s mother. When this story broke I was glad the child was freed immediately. But learning now that the child was then returned to the mother, all I can say is WTF is going on with the police? Strong caution against cruel behaviour? No one in their right mind would tolerate such goings-on in their community. I wonder what the neighbours did after the child was returned, I hope they at least kept an eye on the house. Due to police incompetence, the child who must have thought she was saved had to spend one more night alone with her cruel mother.

Obviously no report had been lodged because the victim was a child. Maybe the state prosecuter is at fault for not filing charges on her behalf immediately. I can’t say for sure. I do hope the child is adopted by a more caring family and the mother sent to prison – some people just aren’t qualified to be parents 😦

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Written by ak57

September 25, 2007 at 2:40 am

Posted in Local News, WTF

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