Babysitter’s hubby to be charged with murder of nine-month-old baby

PETALING JAYA: A babysitter and her husband have been arrested in connection with the death of a nine-month-old baby boy who was believed to have been smothered.

Further checks revealed that the victim also had injuries to the anus believed to have been inflicted by a blunt object.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Fakhrudin Abdul Hamid said they were alerted by a medical officer at the Sungai Buloh Hospital at 1.04am on April 28.

"A local man had brought the baby to the hospital in an unconscious state and claimed that he was the babysitter.

"Upon checks, the baby was pronounced dead and subsequent checks revealed injuries and bleeding to the anus," he told reporters on Tuesday (May 11).

He said the following day at around 8pm, a team from the Petaling Jaya Serious Crimes Unit (D9) and Kelana Jaya police arrested a man and a woman, both aged 36, at a house in Kelana Jaya.

"They checked the house and seized diapers, a white cloth, hand sanitiser, some trousers, a red T-shirt, a carpet and two sex toys wrapped in a grey shirt.

"A post-mortem revealed bruises to the mouth as well as tears to the anus.

"The cause of death is believed to be suffocation," he said, adding that both suspects tested positive for methamphetamine and the male suspect had a record for two drug-related offfences.

ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin said the male suspect is expected to be charged on Wednesday (May 12) with murder and committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature while the woman will be released and made a prosecution witness.

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