Salesman, Indonesian maid remanded after murder of three-year-old boy in Johor

The 28-year-old male suspect (front, in black t-shirt) being escorted to the court here.

JOHOR BARU: A salesman and an Indonesian maid have been remanded for seven days in relation to the murder of a three-year-old in Taman Skudai on Sunday (Oct 2).

The remand order was granted by magistrate R. Salini at the Johor Baru Magistrate's Court here on Tuesday (Oct 4).

The duo arrived at the court in handcuffs at about 9am.

The 28-year-old man and 40-year-old woman are being remanded to assist in investigations under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

The 40-year-old female suspect (middle, in black t-shirt) being escorted to the court here.The 40-year-old female suspect (middle, in black t-shirt) being escorted to the court here.

Earlier, state police chief Comm Datuk Kamarul Zaman Mamat said that the two suspects were arrested on Monday (Oct 3) afternoon.

He said police were notified about the incident after the victim’s father lodged a report between 10pm and 11pm on Sunday night.

“The victim’s father works in Singapore while the mother works in Yong Peng. They entrusted their friend, who is the male suspect, to take care of their two children and pay him about RM2,800 a month.

“The victim and his younger sibling, who is a year old, have been under the suspect’s care since three months ago,” he said in a press conference held at the suspect’s house on Monday night.

Comm Kamarul Zaman added that in this case, only the victim was abused as the body shows bruise marks and small wounds while the younger sibling did not suffer any injuries.

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