No wounds are a pleasant view but it is safe to say that the worst are those inflicted on an old lady. What were they thinking to abuse such a defenceless woman?
On Wednesday (Mar 13), a 64-year-old woman in a frail state was saved by her neighbours in Penang.
The victim was suspected of being abused by her children and her daughter-in-law. Despite that, she claimed she has fallen instead of getting abused by her family.
According to China Press, Central Seberang Perai Tengah police chief Assistant Commisorner Nik Ros Nik Abdul Hamid said the police went to the victim’s house to investigate and found that the woman was staying with her two children and her daughter-in-law.
When the three suspects went out, she sought help from her neighbours. The neighbours saw the victim was shaking behind the iron grill at her house. The 64-year-old stayed on the 12th floor of Sri Desa Wawasan Flat, Bukit Mertajam in Penang.
The neighbours managed to get her out by cutting the iron gate open. They filmed the incident and the videos are currently being circulated online. In the footage, it saw the victim had fresh wounds and patches of scars all over her back.
The authorities were contacted and she was later sent to the Bukit Mertajam Hospital for treatment.
Based on the police’s preliminary investigation, they discovered that her children were not mentally stable and her daughter-in-law is a disabled person. They are all supported by the social welfare bureau.
“We believe that financial issue and stress has contributed to the family’s problem,” Nik Ros said.
After receiving treatment, doctors found out that she was also mentally unstable. They discovered numeral bruises on her head and body. The back of her body was covered with untreated scars, some of them were still bleeding.
NST reported that the chairman of the flat alerted the police at 1pm that day.
The police had arrested her 35-year-old daughter, 32-year-old son and 28-year-old daughter-in-law. It is currently investigated under the Penal Code 324 for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means.
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Warning: The videos are graphic and may be disturbing to some.