On 29 June, a child from Kedah died after having a playful fist-fight with his teenage uncle
The incident took place at their home in Kampung Bandar, Siong in Baling, Kedah yesterday.
According to Acting Baling police chief Superintendent Abd Fatah Abd Rahman, the child, Muhammad Azfar Qayyum Md Said was playing with his 16-year-old uncle at night on 28 June.
The next day, the six-year-old child was found motionless in a room at about 1pm before he was rushed to Baling Hospital
"The family had then brought the child to the hospital, but checks by the doctor found that the child had died four hours earlier,” Abd Fatah said as reported by Malay Mail.
He added that the investigations also showed that the child had several bruises on his head and body.
The victim was believed to have died as a result of the fisticuffs with his uncle, who suffers from down syndrome
“They were said to have been fist-fighting but stopped when they were told off by family members. The victim was believed to have suffered injuries from the incident,” Abd Fatah said.
Malay Mail reported that the victim’s body was sent to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital in Alor Setar for a postmortem.
The teenage uncle had also been arrested to assist the police in their investigations for murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.