Po­lice: Girl could have been sex­u­ally as­saulted

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PE­TAL­ING JAYA: Pre­lim­i­nary in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the death of a 2year-old girl has re­vealed that she could have been sex­u­ally abused.

Apart from suf­fer­ing bruises all over her body, the child was also be­lieved to have been hit by a blunt ob­ject, and had tears on her pri­vate parts.

Pe­tal­ing Jaya po­lice chief As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Zani Che Din said they were wait­ing for the post-mortem re­sults to as­cer­tain the cause of the tears.

He also said the in­fant’s mother and her boyfriend were re­manded un­til Mon­day to fa­cil­i­tate in­ves­ti­ga­tions, while the babysit­ter would be re­leased to­day.

Her hus­band was re­leased on po­lice bail yesterday.

On Tues­day, the babysit­ter had in­formed the girl’s mother that the tod­dler ap­peared sick and weak. She was sent to Uni­ver­sity of Malaya Med­i­cal Cen­tre where she was pro­nounced dead.

Mean­while, a neigh­bour de­scribed the four sus­pects as friendly and nice.

The neigh­bour said he al­ways saw the girl’s mother fetch­ing her from the babysit­ter’s house in the evening.

“She would come at 7pm to fetch her daugh­ter.

“We never talked but only ex­changed smiles and greet­ings,” said the neigh­bour.

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