BUKIT MERTAJAM – A young father was charged at the Magistrate’s Court here today with murdering his own 46-day-old baby girl last week.
Muhamad Firdaus Saidon, 22, was alleged to have caused the death of his daughter, Nurul Ain Umairah Muhammad, at their house at No 893, Kampung Tok Panjang, Bukit Tengah here, at 10.45 am on Feb 15.
The man, who is a lorry driver, merely nodded in understanding when the charge was read to him before Magistrate Muhamad Anas Mahadzir. No plea was recorded.
The charge, under Section 302 of the Penal Code, carries a mandatory death penalty upon conviction.
The girl was reported to have died following suspected abuse. The post mortem revealed that she succumbed to severe brain haemorrhage and multiple bodily injuries.
Deputy public prosecutor Hamzah Azhan prosecuted.
April 19 was set for remention and submission of chemical and post mortem reports. – BERNAMA