Cops To Probe Teacher Who Allegedly Punched Parent During School Registration

For illustration only.
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SIMUNJAN – The father of a secondary school student here was allegedly hit by a teacher in an incident during school session registration Monday morning.

Simunjan police chief DSP Zamzuri Mohamad said prior to the incident, there was a misunderstanding between the two of them over the name list for registration.

He said initial investigations found the student’s father was unhappy as the name list was not put on display to facilitate the registration process.

“The incident at 9.30 am took place during registration session. The student’s father was punched by a teacher.

“The victim later lodged a report at the Simunjan police station and was sent to the hospital for treatment,” he said when contacted Monday evening.

He said the case was being investigated under Section 323 of the Penal Code.

And in KUCHING Monday evening, an express bus carrying 26 passengers from the Kuching Sentral Bus Terminal to Sibu was razed at KM30 Serian-Sri Aman road, near Balai Ringin, about 100 kilometres from here.

However, there was no passenger casualty reported in the fire which destroyed 80 per cent of the bus belonging to MTC Express.

A Sarawak Fire and Rescue Department spokesman said an emergency call was received at 2.57 pm, before a team of eight fire-fighters from the Serian station rushed to the location about 30 kilometres away.

“Supported by a Balai Ringin voluntary fire squad which arrived at the scene at 2.30 pm, firemen brought the blaze under control at 3.50 pm,” he said.

He added that the bus driver who suffered burns on the hand and ear, was sent to the Balai Ringin health clinic for treatment.