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Boy 'abused by assistant school warden' dies
Published:  Apr 26, 2017 2:46 PM
Updated: Apr 27, 2017 1:47 AM

The 11-year-old student, whose two legs were amputated due to suspected physical abuse by an assistant warden at a religious school in Johor Baru, has died.

According to media reports, his father, Mohd Gaddafi Mat Karim, 43, confirmed that his son passed away at around 2pm.

Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi was undergoing treatment at the Hospital Sultan Ismail, where he was in the high dependency ward.

Yesterday, it was reported that the boy might lose his arm as well.

The boy, who was in a comatose state, had his legs amputated after the blood cells and tissues were destroyed by bacterial infection.

His right hand had also turned black due to the same infection, while blood clots appeared on his left shoulder.

The boy had in his diary reportedly detailed his suffering at the school and prayed his parents would allow him to be transferred from the religious school.

The school assistant warden, who has been remanded over the case, is a convicted felon who served 15 months in jail for theft.

Meanwhile, Bernama reported that the assistant warden's remand has been extended for another three days.