KUALA TERENGGANU: A 13-year-old boy courageously rescued his nine-year-old brother when he could no longer bear to watch him being abused by their father.
The boy took his younger brother from their home in Kampung Bukit Besar at about 5.45pm on Monday after he saw him being hit repeatedly by their father.
He then marched 5km to the Chabang Tiga police station with his younger sibling and lodged a report.
Terengganu CID chief Asst Comm K. Manoharan said the victim had been sent to Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital for treatment.
“He sustained multiple injuries on the head, ears, right shoulder and back,” he said.
ACP Manoharan added that the victim's 50-year-old father was detained at about 3.45am yesterday.
“Initial investigations revealed that the abuse started after the victim's mother died four years ago. The suspect has since remarried.
“The suspect is being remanded until July 12,” he said, adding that the man has two other children, aged 14 and 16.
ACP Manoharan said the children were in the temporary care of their uncle but they would be handed over to the state Welfare department soon.
He added that police were investigating whether the other children were also abused and the case had been classified under Section 31(1)(A) of the Child Act. - theStarOnline