Man jailed three years for exposing nephew to drugs


PETALING JAYA: A 32-year-old man was jailed for three years for endangering the life of a three-year-old child, who is in critical condition by exposing him to methamphetamine and morphine.

Judge Mohd Zul Zakiqudin Zulkifli also bonded over the man for good behaviour for three years with RM3,000 surety and 180 hours of community service for the offence after he pleaded guilty to the charge at the Kota Baru Sessions Court on Tuesday (June 28).

The accused, who is the child's uncle, was convicted for exposing the child to the drugs where the victim suffered from drug toxicity, Sinar Harian reported.

The offence was committed at the banks of a river at Kampung Sri Jaya, Mahligai, Dabong, Kuala Krai at 3pm on June 18.

The accused was charged under Section 31(1)(a) Child Act 2001, where if convicted, can be fined a maximum of RM50,000 or 20 years imprisonment or both.

According to the facts of the case, Gua Musang Hospital authorities received the unconscious patient who was brought by the mother for treatment on June 19.

A urine test was found to be positive for critical overdose of methamphetamine and morphine.

The physically-challenged child was taken by the accused for a bath at the river the day before.

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