Two claim trial to child abuse
JOHOR BARU: A 55-year-old grandmother and her 35-year-old son-in-law claimed trial to abusing her 13-year-old granddaughter at the magistrate’s court here yesterday.
They were alleged to have inflicted physical injury on the child at a house in Bandar Baru Uda between 2010 and May this year. They pleaded not guilty.
Counsel Mohd Shahid Abd Malik, who represented the grandmother, upon appealing for a low bail said: “My client is an old woman who has been deserted by her husband and is making her living by helping a friend sell nasi lemak. She earns RM500 a month.”
He said she also had a 16-year-old youth under her care.
Magistrate Noor Aisyah Ahmad set bail at RM5,000 for the grandmother and RM8,000 for her son-in-law pending mention on July 10.