Specialists are doing all they can to save an 11-year-old boy's right arm and to prevent it from becoming his third limb to be amputated
Cris De Lacerda
26 Abril, 2017, 12:17
Johor Health, Environment, Education and Information Committee chairman Datuk Ayub Rahmat said the operation was postponed due to the highly unstable condition of the boy.
Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gadaffie, who had both legs amputated last week due to alleged abused by an assistant warden at a Johor religious school, died on Wednesday (April 26).
Besides losing both legs, the student who was allegedly beaten with a hose on March 24, reportedly suffered from kidney failure and underwent surgery to remove congealed blood on his right hand. The student had his legs amputated on April 22.
The sound of hearts breaking and tears flowing enveloped the nation as the father of 11-year-old Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi, confirmed that his son has passed away at 2:05pm today. "We can only keep praying for him and hope for the best", she said at Hospital Sultan Ismail yesterday. Several days after amputating the boy's legs, doctors found the infection had also affected his right arm and made a desperate bid to save the limb.
His aunt, Dzuraidah Ahmad, 38, said the decision to amputate her nephew's right arm came after there was no improvement to the condition of the limb.
"But doctors are delaying it now because they need to wait until his heart is more stable". Her final posting three hours ago has only one hearbreaking sentence.
Police have detained the 29-year-old assistant warden accused of hitting the student with a rubber hose, and revealed that he has a previous conviction for theft.