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Pertapis religious teacher jailed three weeks for ill-treatment

Muhammad Abdul Gani, a religious teacher from Pertapis Children's Home at Kovan Road, was jailed three weeks on Tuesday (Oct 13) for ill-treating children at the home.

Muhammad, 27, had earlier pleaded guilty to four charges of abusing eight children aged four to 11.

He faced 10 charges of ill-treating five boys and three girls between 2012 and January last year. 

The incidents came to light after a former employee at the home reported the matter to the Child Protection Services (CPS) of the Ministry of Social and Family Development.

The whistle-blower revealed certain employees had meted out inappropriate punishment to children during religious lessons, prayer times and volleyball activities.

Read the full report in our print edition on Oct 14.
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