Two-year-old girl dies from alleged abuse, cops detain mum and boyfriend

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  • Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020

JOHOR BARU: A two-year-old girl died while receiving treatment at the Sultan Ismail Hospital (HSI) here after allegedly being physically abused.

At press time, details of the incident are still not clear but the police have detained the victim's mother and her boyfriend.

When contacted, Johor Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Asst Comm Yusof Ahmad confirmed the case.

"We have detained the couple who is in their 30's on Monday (Jan 13) night for questioning after the doctor who examined the victim's body found signs of abuse," he said.

SAC Yusof added that the case was being investigated under Section 31 of the Child Act for child abuse, which carries a maximum of 20 years' imprisonment or a fine of not more than RM50,000 or both if convicted.

The couple is currently awaiting remand order from the court.

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