Couple arrested after death of toddler in their care

MELAKA: Police have arrested a couple suspected of abusing a two-year-old girl physically and sexually, leading to her death at a home in Kandang.

Melaka CID chief Asst Comm Mohd Nor Yhazid Idris said the couple, aged 45 and 36, was produced at the magistrate courts at Ayer Keroh on Wednesday (Sept 11) morning to be remanded for a week.

The child had been sent to Melaka Hospital by the couple after she lost consciousness at 2am on the same day.

Medical officers discovered bruises and abrasions on the child's body. She is believed to have succumbed to injuries before even reaching the hospital.

The Melaka Hospital staff then alerted the police, and the arrests were made.

A cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was also performed on the child at the hospital as soon as she was referred to the emergency unit, but it failed to resuscitate her.

It is learnt that the child was left by her mother under the couple’s care since July.

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