Death at babysitter: 2 remanded

KUALA LUMPUR: Two women suspects, believed to be linked to the murder of a five-month-old baby boy at Jalan Nahkoda Kiri Tiga, Kampung Nakhoda, Batu Caves, here last night have been remanded for seven days to facilitate investigations.

Gombak district police chief ACP Ali Ahmad said the Selayang Magistrate’s Court granted the remand order to hold the two suspects, aged 33 and 36, from today until July 10. The two were staying at the house.

“To date, no weapons have been found at the scene,” he said.

Based on a Bernama report last night, Adam Rayqal Mohd Sufi went missing after the babysitter allegedly surrendered the baby to an unknown man at the suspect’s house in Kampung Nakhoda, Batu Caves, at 6.30pm yesterday.

However, following investigations, police became suspicious with the babysitter’s narrative.

Police later found the baby’s body hidden in the freezer compartment of a two-door refrigerator in the house about 11pm.

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the incident showed the need to oversee some of these private care centres or individual babysitters.

“You have to have some sort of law or ruling that makes these babysitters responsible.

“You have to have certain standards where they have to be trained enough to take care of the babies,” she told reporters covering her three-day visit to Mongolia.

In SHAH ALAM, Selangor CID chief SAC Fadzil Ahmat said a post-mortem at Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) revealed that Adam had died due to head injury caused by blunt trauma.

The post-mortem also revealed that the victim had suffered a fractured skull as well as brain haemorrhage.

Adam was buried at the Ladang Tok Pelam Muslim cemetery in Kuala Terengganu tonight.

Health Minister Dzulkefly Ahmad as well as Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh Tseow Suan visited the baby’s parents, Farrah Madihah Othman, 28, who is a staff nurse, and Mohd Sufi Naeif Mohd Fauzi, 28, at HKL earlier today.

Dzulkefly said: “This is not acceptable. More needs to be done to protect the welfare of our staff and their loved ones.”