A two-year-old boy was found lying unconscious in a house at Vista Perdana Condominium in Kuala Lumpur on Friday, 21 August
There were injuries found at the back of the toddler's head.
He was taken to the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, where the child was confirmed dead.
"Following that, police arrested an e-hailing driver, who is said to be the last person with the child," Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal was quoted saying by Bernama on Saturday, 22 August.
The 26-year-old was detained to assist investigations into the alleged abuse and death of his girlfriend's two-year-old child. The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.
The e-hailing driver was arrested on Saturday by a police team while he was resting in his car along Jalan PJS 9/1 Subang Jaya
"Police went to the area to track down the suspect. The arrest was made after searching the area for 30 minutes," ACP Nik Ezanee said in a statement yesterday.
It is learnt that man had an argument with his girlfriend
He was the last person with the child before his mother left home to buy food.
However, when the 23-year-old woman returned home, she found her son lying unconscious.
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
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1. WOMEN'S AID ORGANISATION (WAO)
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A couple of weeks back, a father in Perak was arrested for child abuse after he slammed his seven-year-old daughter on the floor: