A 12-month-old baby girl died after she was allegedly abused by a babysitter and her husband at their house in Gombak
According to Bernama, while the incident happened on Sunday, 4 August, Gombak Police chief ACP Samsor Maarof issued a statement on it on Friday, 9 August.
There were 39 external injury marks found on the baby's body, ACP Samsor said.
ACP Samsor said that investigations revealed that the one-year-old baby died of severe injuries to the head caused by a blunt object
"The babysitter had previously taken the victim to a nearby private clinic in an unconscious state and claimed the victim had fallen while standing on the sofa at her house.
"The suspect claimed that she was unaware of the incident because she was in the kitchen," he was quoted as saying by Bernama yesterday.
Three people were arrested to facilitate the investigations
Of the three people arrested on Tuesday, two were the babysitter and her husband, and the other person was the baby’s mother, all aged between 28 and 34.
ACP Samsor said that the babysitter and her husband had admitted their involvement in the crime, adding that all three have been remanded until next Tuesday to facilitate investigations under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
The Gombak district police chief ACP also revealed that the babysitter's husband has six previous drug-related criminal records.