Woman, boyfriend arrested after her son dies from abuse

KANGAR: A woman and her boyfriend have been detained in connection with the murder of her six-year-old son last Wednesday.

The 26-year-old man who had 12 criminal records and the 31-year-old woman were arrested at about 8pm last night when they surrendered at the Kangar police headquarters.

They were remanded for a week until Thursday.

Perlis police chief Azisman Alias said initial police investigations revealed the victim was allegedly abused by the man.

He said the boy was initially taken to the Tuanku Fauziah Hospital here when he had bouts of vomiting and later fell unconscious on Tuesday night.

“He was pronounced dead at 4.07am (on Wednesday),” he told reporters here today.

Azisman said according to post-mortem findings, the victim, who sustained ruptured intestines and other internal injuries, died due to blunt force trauma.

Meanwhile, the victim’s father said his ex-wife had lived with their son here since they had separated three years ago.

“However, she moved in with her boyfriend about a month ago. None of us knew where they lived,” said the 32-year-old who currently stays in Beseri near here.

He said the remains of his son were buried at the Kampung Abi Tok Hashim Muslim cemetery last night.