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KL Housewife Slapped With RM6,000 Fine For Pinching Her Neighbour's 10-Month-Old Son

The baby suffered a bruise around his ears due to the physical abuse.

Cover image via Texas Children's Hospital

On Tuesday, 7 July, the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court fined a housewife for physically abusing a 10-month-old child back in March

The accused from Taman Melati in Wangsa Maju was charged under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001, which provides a maximum fine of RM50,000, or imprisonment for up to 20 years, or both, upon conviction.

The woman pleaded guilty to the charge before the Sessions Court judge, Mahyon Talib.

File photo of the Kuala Lumpur Court Complex.

Image via Ghazali Kori/New Straits Times

She was fined RM6,000 in default of three months' jail

The incident happened at her house at 2pm on 5 March.

The victim is her neighbour's son, who at the time of the incident was 10 months old.

The accused, identified as 33-year-old Noor Aziana A Samad, was unrepresented.

According to the woman, her agitation led her to act out

Bernama reported that when the judge questioned her why she pinched the child's ear, Noor Aziana said that she felt agitated because the child was always crying and there was no water supply at home then.

The woman has three children of her own.

Meanwhile, a man was sent back to prison after he repeated his offence:

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