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KUANTAN: Police have detained a 41-year-old man suspected of sodomising six students at a tahfiz centre here.

Kuantan deputy police chief, Supt Kama Azural Mohamed said the suspect was a volunteer and had been donating daily necessities and clothing to the centre since 2015.

He was detained following a report lodged by a teacher from the school that 21 students had been sexually molested by the man.

It is learnt that the teacher lodged the report at the Kuantan district police headquarters after discovering what had been done to the students, aged between 14 and 17.

The students had allegedly been forced to perform oral sex on the man while six had also been sodomised.

“The man had also beaten up and warned his victims that they would be killed if they told anyone of what he did to them.”

It is learnt the suspect has been remanded from yesterday till March 19, and the case was being investigated under Section 377C of the Penal Code which carries a maximum 20 years jail, and whipping, upon conviction.

A view of a tahfiz centre. Police have detained a 41-year-old man suspected of sodomising six students at a tahfiz centre in Kuantan. Pix by Farizul Hafiz Awang
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