Three Children Warded, One Dead, Possibly Abused

12 March 2007
Sungai Petani

Four children of a 32-year-old contract worker and his 34-year-old girlfriend in her house in Taman Permai Bestari have been found with signs of possible child abuse. One of them, Syahimi A. Saleem, aged 3, died of head injuries on Friday. The other three have been admitted to the Sultan Abdul Halim Hospital.

Syahimi’s 4-year-old sister was found with bruises on her body while the other two children, a 5-month-old baby and a 2-year-old toddler, were having a fever. These two are the daughters of the girlfriend.

The couple have been detained by the police until 19 March 2007.

The Star Online – Suspected child abuse victims warded
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