Viral Johor Babysitter Now In Police Custody
Videos of the alleged abuse incident went viral on social media platforms.
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Parents and babysitters have a bond rooted in trust. Parents trust these individuals to take good care of their children while they are working hard to provide for the family.
However, a 21-year-old babysitter has been arrested by the Johor police after two of videos of her allegedly abusing a baby went viral on social media platforms.
The videos were shared on Twitter by @jnmalaysia.
Kejadian berlaku harini di sebuah taska. Pengadu takut nak buat report polis. Lokasi erea Mutiara Rini, Skudai Johor.— Jabatan Netizen Malaysia (@jnmalaysia) May 15, 2023
Tukang amik video tak berani nk report…tlg sebarkn semoga video ni smpi pd parents baby tu. Apa ni sebahagian drpd penderaan?
Via FB Sinar Hairan pic.twitter.com/WqZeGHWLOd
From one of the videos, the babysitter was seen restraining a crying baby with her body while hitting the baby’s head and asking “kenapa, kenapa”. She also handled the baby roughly while blowing air on the baby’s face.
According to Iskandar Puteri District Police Chief Assistant Commissioner Rahmat Ariffin, the incident happened at a day care centre (Taska) in Taman Mutiara Rini, as reported by Sinar Harian.
Rahmat also stated that the a police report in relation to the incident was lodged by a member of the public after the videos went viral on WhatsApp.
Later, the Johor Police released a media statement saying a team from the Iskandar Puteri criminal investigation division arrested the suspect in Selesa Jaya, Skudai, today at around 2am.
From further investigation, it was also found that the victims of the incident were an 11-month-old baby girl and a 9-month-old baby boy.
The suspect is now remanded until Friday.
The case is being investigated under Section 31(1) of the Child Act 2001. If found guilty, the suspect would face imprisonment for 10 years, a fine not more than RM20,000 or both.
Berita Harian reported that the police also found that the day care was operating without a licence.
Those with information on the case can contact the investigating officer at 019-8822403 to help with the investigation.
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