Woman pleads not guilty to scalding son

MELAKA: A 37-year-old woman pleaded not guilty at the Sessions Court here to a charge of causing grievous injury to her teen son by splashing hot water on him for allegedly using up the data of her mobile phone.

The charge was read out before judge Mohd Sabri Ismail yesterday.

According to the charge, the accused had caused grievous injuries by splashing her 13-year-old son with hot water.

The offence was allegedly committed at a government quarters in Sungai Udang here at 2.56am on June 27, 2022.

She can be jailed for a maximum of 20 years and a fine or whipping if found guilty.

The accused, a mother of four, allegedly poured hot water on her second son after she found he had used her mobile data.

The victim’s classmate discovered stains on the teen’s uniform due to the injuries on his body when he went to school on the same day.

The classmate told his mother about the boy’s injuries before she decided to lodge a police report.

Muhamad Nazrin Ali Rahim was the deputy prosecutor for the case while the accused was unrepresented.

No bail was granted to the accused and the court fixed Oct 26 for the next mention.

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Noor Izana Isa


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