12 October 2011
Police have remanded a 37-year-old stepfather of a six-year-old boy in Kampung Padang Sebang, Alor Gajah for a week, on suspicion of physical abuse on the child.
The post-mortem carried out at the Malacca Hospital showed that the boy sustained serious injuries to his lungs, bleeding underneath his skin and scratches possibly caused by a blunt object.
The suspect had brought the victim to the Alor Gajah Hospital on Monday at 4:30pm but died shortly after receiving treatment there. The boy was the youngest of six children belonging to his mother’s first marriage.
The stepfather was arrested on the spot and is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries the death sentence upon conviction.
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