KANGAR- A 22-year-old student was charged at the magistrate’s court today with the murder of her newborn baby early this month.
Nur Azian Khalid from Jalan Santan here was charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
She is staring at a mandatory death penalty if found guilty.
The accused, who is not married, nodded when the charge was read to her before Magistrate Mohd Azhar Hamzah, but no plea was recorded.
The accused, had allegedly caused the death of the newborn baby girl at a petrol station at Jalan Kaki Bukit about 6.35am on Sept 1.
Azhar fixed mention date on Dec 14 pending chemistry and post-morterm reports.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Nur Nisla Abd Latif prosecuted while the accused, who was clad in ‘baju kurung’ and blue headscaft was represented by lawyer Syed Muhammad Anwar Lokman Hakim.
Half of the court room public gallery was occupied by the accused family members who were present to follow the proceeding.
Also present was a counselor of an institution of higher learning where the accused was studying.
The New Straits Times had reported that a petrol station attendant stumbled upon the body of a newborn baby girl with her umbilical cord still attached, in the outlet’s toilet flush tank, filled with water on early morning of Sept 1.
Kangar police chief Superintendent Wari Kiew was reported as saying that police had picked up the mother of the baby at a house in Beseri at 2pm, seven hour after the discovery, based on the footage obtained from the closed-circuit television at the petrol station. -NST