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This photo combination shows (from left) the child which was allegedly abused; a videograb of the incident where the child was allegedly abused and the woman who was arrested for the alleged crime. - NSTP/Courtesy pic

GEORGE TOWN: Police are investigating an incident in which a babysitter allegedly abused a baby recently.

This follows a report made by a 31-year-old bank employee who received two short video clips from her friend on Monday evening about the incident that happened in Tanjung Tokong Lama here.

In the video, the babysitter is seen shaking the six-month-old baby before hitting his head and legs.

Northeast district police chief Assistant Commissioner Che Zaimani Che Awang confirmed the report in a statement today.

“Police have questioned the child’s mother and apparently she did not notice anything unusual about her baby.

“The baby was active as usual,” she said.

“Checks with the doctor also did not find any signs of torture, but the baby has been referred to hospital for further checks,” he added.

Police have also interrogated the 34-year-old suspect who admitted that it was her in the video.

The case is being investigated under Section 31(1)(a) Child Act 2001.

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