School religious teacher suspected of sodomising student

A secondary school religious teacher in Kuala Terengganu has been detained for suspected sodomy of a student in the school.

The teacher for Islamic Studies was held in his house at the teachers’ quarters in Batu Rakit at about 4am.

State Crime Investigation Department head, ACP K Manoharan said the teacher’s arrest followed a police report by a student aged 13 years at the Batu Rakit Police Station yesterday evening alleging sodomy by the teacher.

“The 42-year-old teacher is married and is believed to have carried out the dastardly act for three times from March to June at the school teacher’s quarters which is beside the boys hostel where the victim is residing,” he said when met at his office today.

According to Manoharan, police are still investigating the case and did not rule out the possibility that there maybe more students falling victims to the teacher.

The victim has been sent to Sultanah Nur Zahirah Hospital to undergo medical examination.

Senior Session Court Registrar, Rosila Nik allowed the teacher to be remanded for four days beginning today for further investigation.

The case is being investigated under Section 377 C which carries a penalty jail term of not exceeding 20 years and caning.

– Bernama