Man Charged with Death of 4-Month-Old Daughter

17 March 2009
George Town

34-year-old Mohamad Nasir Sulaiman was charged in court yesterday for causing the death of his 4-month-old daughter by throwing her onto a mattress. The man, who works as a plumber, is said to have thrown Nurul Ain Amirah onto the mattress until she suffered bleeding of the cerebral membrane, which led to her death.

He faces a second charge of child abuse by holding Nurul Ain by the feet while turning her around.

Both offences were allegedly committed at a house in Kampung Masjid, Sungai Ara, Bayan Lepas, on 7 March 2009 at 9pm.

Mohamad Nasir faces a maximum jail term of 30 years and a fine for the first offence under Section 304(a) of the Penal Code and a maximum jail term of 10 years or a RM20,000 fine, or both, for the second offence under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act.

The Sessions Court judge said that as Section 304(a) of the Penal Code had been amended in 2003 to increase the maximum sentence from 20 years to 30 years, it was now a non-bailable offence. This allows the court to decide whether to grant bail to the accused.

The judge then set 23 March 2009 to announce the decision to grant bail and well as giving time for Mohamad Nasir to appoint a lawyer.

The Star Online – Plumber accused of causing his baby’s death
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