SUNGAI PETANI: A two-year-old girl died on the way to the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital here suspected to have been physically abused by her mother and boyfriend.
Kuala Muda police chief Asst Comm Md Zukir Md Isa (pic) said Ainul Solehah Mohd Husamuddin was rushed to the hospital by her 22-year-old mother.
“The victim was pronounced dead by the hospital at 9.40pm Wednesday,” he said in a statement.
ACP Md Zukir said the girl had new and old bruises all over her body including her stomach and private part.
“Post-morten result found out that there was a swelling at the top of her head and she fractured her right shoulder,” he said.
“The victim sustained the injuries over two to three days, believed to be from Aug 8 after she returned home from her mother’s house in Manjung,Perak” he said.
On Jan 9, the girl was also found to have been abused by her babysitter who has been charged in court on Feb 1.
“The victim’s mother and her 24-year old male companion had been arrested and remanded for one week from Aug 11 to assist in murder investigations,” said ACP Md Zukir.