KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested a babysitter and her housemate to facilitate investigations into the murder of a five-month-old baby boy, who was reported missing on Tuesday and was later found dead inside a refrigerator at the babysitter’s house in Taman Nakhoda, Batu Caves.
The body of Adam Rayqal Mohd Sufi was found in the freezer compartment of the refrigerator on the second floor of the house at about 11pm on Tuesday.
Gombak district police chief ACP Ali Ahmad said the victim was stuffed inside a bag and was fully clothed, as well as wearing a napkin.
The victim’s father, 28, had lodged a report a few hours earlier on Tuesday after he was told by his wife that an unknown individual had picked up Adam Rayqal at the babysitter’s home.
“The 33-year-old babysitter and her 36-year old housemate were arrested subsequently to facilitate investigations.
“The duo’s statements were taken immediately and we found that their statements were very suspicious,” Ali Ahmad told reporters at the scene today.
Police then conducted a search at the babysitter’s house to clear their doubts.
The case has been classified as a murder, under Section 302 of the Penal Code.
Adam Rayqal’s remains have since been sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for a post-mortem.
The case went viral on Facebook when the father uploaded a photograph of the toddler and asked for the public’s help in locating his missing toddler.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad stressed that this incident is not completely unacceptable and more efforts are needed to protect the welfare of children.
He tweeted about the incident after visiting the family members at HKL today.
Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh visited the HKL mortuary where the body of the baby was brought for the post-mortem, on Wednesday morning.
Yeoh said the ministry would issue a statement on the matter once they had received the post-mortem report.
The post-mortem report released today stated that the deceased suffered a cracked skull on the left side of the head and had internal bleeding on the right side of his brain. -THE SUN DAILY
Post-mortem reveals infant suffered cracked skull, internal bleeding
Selangor CID chief Senior Assitant Commiossioner Fadzil Ahmat told reporters on Wednesday that a post-mortem conducted by the HKL forensic team revealed that five-month-old Adam Rayqal Mohd Sufi had suffered from a head injury due to blunt force trauma.
The babysitter, who claimed Adam had been kidnapped, has been remanded to assist with police investigations. – ANN
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