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Sunday August 25, 2013 MYT 6:02:00 PM
Sunday August 25, 2013 MYT 6:06:55 PM
by elween loke
IPOH: The five-year-old girl, who is suspected of having been brutally caned by her mother, has died after 11 days in a coma at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital here on Sunday.
The girl, from Taman Wang here, was taken to the hospital by her father on Aug 15. She had no pulse on arrival but was resuscitated.
The attending physician alerted the police after noticing bruises and lacerations all over the girl's head and body.
Her parents were subsequently arrested but only her 30-year-old mother was charged under Section 325 of the Penal Code for voluntarily causing grievous hurt and Section 31(1) of the Child Protection Act as abuse.
The mother has pleaded not guilty to both offences.
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