Boy, 10, dies after alleged beating by father

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KUALA LUMPUR: A 10-year-old boy died after he was allegedly beaten by his father, said Kajang district police chief Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yusoff.

He said police received a report from a doctor at the Serdang Hospital after the boy, who was unconscious, was taken there by his family at about 10.30pm last night.

“The boy was confirmed dead and an examination found injuries on his head, body, legs and arms. There were also bruises all over his body,” he said in a statement.

He said a post-mortem this evening revealed the boy died due to multiple blunt trauma to his body.

Dzaffir said police then arrested the boy’s father, 43, in Semenyih at 9.30am today to assist in investigations.

He said the victim was the second child of three siblings.

Preliminary investigations showed that the suspect had been taking care of his three children since his wife left home two months ago.

He said police would apply for a remand order at the Kajang Magistrate’s Court tomorrow and the case would be classified under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

Anyone with information on the incident can contact investigating officer ASP Azlinda Abtu at 012-685 3281.