A Perak Babysitter Was Arrested After A Baby Under Her Care "Suffered" A Broken Arm
The baby's right arm was swollen from the wrist to the elbow.
A case of suspected abuse has come to light after a three-month-old baby in Perak was rushed to hospital with a broken right arm
The incident, which happened on Wednesday, unfolded when the baby's father received a call from the babysitter informing him that his son was "crying non-stop."
According to a report in NST Online, the father rushed to the babysitter's house in Seri Iskandar and was shocked after seeing the condition of his baby's right arm.
The father then took the baby to the Changkat Melintang Hospital, but authorities there referred the baby to the Seri Manjung Hospital, reported NST Online.
The babysitter's husband claims the child had "sprained" his arm
However, authorities at the Seri Manjung Hospital in Lumut determined that the three-month-old baby's arm had been twisted, which caused it to break.
Police arrested the babysitter a few hours after the father lodged a police report. She has been remanded from Friday for four days.
According to Perak Tengah district police chief Superintendent Mohamad Zainal Abdullah, they have remanded the babysitter to assist in investigations.
They have registered the case under Section 325 of the Penal Code for causing serious injury, and Section 31 (1) under the Child Act 2001.
Meanwhile, the baby's mother is heartbroken over his condition
She had sent her son to the babysitter's home with her father-in-law at about 9am, and was at work in Seri Iskandar at the of the incident.
"It breaks my heart to see our son like this, but for now, I do not wish to comment further because it is still under police investigation.
"Although, if it is true that there are elements of abuse, I hope there will be justice for my son," the mother was quoted as saying by NST Online at the Seri Manjung Hospital.
Last week, a set of videos showed a babysitter in Johor hitting babies under her care. She charges her clients RM1,400 per month: