Four-year-old boy dies after allegedly being beaten by mother's boyfriend

KAJANG: A four-year-old boy died here after he was allegedly beaten unconscious by his mother's boyfriend, say the police.

Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Zaid Hassan said they were alerted to the case by medical staff at the Kajang Hospital Emergency Department at around 1.20pm on Thursday (Feb 18).

"The victim was rushed to the hospital by his mother in an unconscious state.

"Doctors pronounced him dead and further checks revealed the victim had injuries to his private parts and bruises to several parts of his body," he said in a statement Friday (Feb 19).

He said based on initial investigations, the victim was believed to have been abused at an apartment at Eco Majestic, Semenyih.

"The victim was believed to have been beaten unconscious by his mother's boyfriend before he was rushed to hospital.

"We have arrested the victim's mother, aged 31, and her 28-year-old boyfriend who works as a vehicle repossessor," he said, adding that they were arrested at around 5.45pm on Thursday.

He said both were remanded for six days to facilitate further investigations.

"We have classified the case as murder," he said, urging anyone with information on the incident to contact Asst Supt Mohd Faizal Amir at 011-3331 9871.

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