47 day-old infant tortured to death by parents

47 day old infant tortured to death

Bukit Mertajam- A 47 day-old infant has died, apparently due to being tortured by her own parents. The baby was found with injuries all over her body, including her genitals. Perliminary post mortem has found that the baby has her both left and right ribs broken, along with broken bones in its left thigh and right arm.

The Seberang Perai Tengah District Chief Police, Assistant Commisioner Nik Ros Azhan Nik Abd Hamid, has said that the victim has also sustained injuries and bruises all over her body."Punca kecederaan luaran disebabkan objek tumpul dan keras seperti lantai, dinding dan pintu termasuk juga perbuatan cubit dan hentakan."

The post mortem has also identified internal injuries due to extremely heavy impact on the head that has cause internal bleeding of organs like the victim's brain. The are also marks of the baby being bitten on both of the infant's arms however the cause of death is due to cerebral hemmorage, which is bleeding from the brain.

Nik Ros Azhan added that the urine screening test against the baby's parents found them free from drug influences. The parents of the 47 day-old baby were remanded to assist in investigations under Section 31 (1) (a) of the Child Act 2001.

The victim died when she was taken to hospital by her father at Seberang Jaya Hospital at about 10.45am on Thursday. Meanwhile, the parents of the baby were remanded seven days today to assist in investigating their baby girl's death.

-Astro Awani-

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