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KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested a fishmonger in Bandar Kinrara 5, Puchong, for allegedly abusing his 7-year-old adopted daughter with hot metal spoons.

Serdang police chief Assistant Commissioner Ismadi Borhan said police also seized two spoons, each 30cm long, from a house in Jalan Pinggiran Putra, Seri Kembangan, which were believed to have been used to abuse the girl.

The suspect was arrested at 10pm yesterday, he said in a statement today, adding that the 49-year-old suspect had confessed.

According to him, the victim was receiving treatment at the Serdang Hospital.

Ismadi said the suspect's 9-year-old son from a previous marriage, who was in the custody of the suspect's mother, would also be sent to the hospital for a check-up.

The girl, who was staying with the suspect, was also beaten after being accused of stealing money in the 6pm incident on May 30.

She sustained burns on her cheeks, hands, right waist and left leg. -- Bernama

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