Woman, boyfriend held over tod­dler’s death

New Straits Times - - News -

KUALA LUMPUR: A woman and her boyfriend were re­manded on sus­pi­cion of mur­der­ing her two-year-old boy.

The mother, 29, had sent him to Ka­jang Hospi­tal on early Satur­day morn­ing when she found him hav­ing breath­ing dif­fi­cul­ties when she woke up at 6.55am.

He was pro­nounced dead min­utes after he was treated in the emer­gency room.

Ka­jang district po­lice chief As­sis­tant Com­mis­sioner Oth­man Nanyan said the doc­tor no­ticed red marks and swelling on the baby’s body dur­ing a pre­lim­i­nary check.

“Post-mortem re­vealed bruises on his body, a bro­ken rib and rup­tured pan­creas that caused in­ter­nal bleed­ing.”

He died of ab­dom­i­nal in­juries due to blunt force trauma.”

Fol­low­ing the death, the boy’s mother, a kinder­garten helper, and her 39-year-old eatery worker boyfriend were re­manded seven days to as­sist po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

The woman has a clean record.

But her boyfriend tested pos­i­tive for mar­i­juana and has an ear­lier record for a drug case.

This case has been clas­si­fied as mur­der un­der Sec­tion 302 of the Pe­nal Code.

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