Farmer remanded six days in poisoned crackers probe

KULIM: A farmer has been remanded for six days to assist in an investigation related to the death of a child suspected of eating poisoned crackers on Thursday (July 11).

The remand order for the 33-year-old man was granted by Sessions Court Judge Mirza Mohamad starting today until July 17, reported Astro Awani.

Kulim district police chief Supt Mohd Azizul Mohd Khairi said the case will be investigated under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001 for child neglect and Section 284 of the Penal Code for negligent conduct regarding poisonous substances.

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He stated that the suspect was arrested in Lubuk Buntar, Bandar Baharu, yesterday evening.

Investigations revealed that the man, who is from Kampung Padang Ubi, has no past criminal record or drug offences.

On Sunday, two brothers were hospitalised after eating crackers that were hung on the fence of a nearby garden, believed to be used to trap monkeys, in Kampung Padang Ubi, Labu Besar, Kulim in Kedah.

The crackers are believed to be laced with rat poison.

One of the brothers died on Wednesday (July 10) morning.

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