Thursday, April 15, 2010

Three-year-old girl dies after alleged abuse by stepfather (Update)

SUBANG JAYA: A three-year-old girl, believed to have been abused over a month, by her stepfather has died.

The victim’s 27-year-old stepfather, 27, and 24-year-old mother were arrested by police soon after the child was taken to Poliklinik Komuniti Seri Kembangan by the man.

The stepfather brought the child, Jasmine Lee to the clinic after he found her unconscious at their home in Bukit Serdang at 7.45am on Wednesday.

A doctor who examined Jasmine found over 30 bruises on her body and head.

It is learnt that the injury marks found her resembled those suffered by someone who had been repeatedly assaulted over a period of time.

The doctor suspected something amiss when the stepfather could not explain how the child suffered such injuries and alerted the police.

Subang Jaya police chief Asst Comm Zainal Rashid said the stepfather was arrested soon after police arrived at the clinic and picked up the mother at their home at 12.45pm.

“The case has been classified as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code. Jasmine’s body was taken to the Serdang Hospital for post mortem,” he said.

He added the couple are being detained at the Subang Jaya police headquarters to assist in investigations.

ACP Zainal said the stepfather, a mechanic, lost his job at a workshop last month adding that he married the woman about a year ago after she separated from her first husband.

“After he was jobless, he spent most of his time at the apartment unit,” he said.

He urged the public especially residents in the area to come forward and assist the police.

Credits to Oh Jo Vyn

1 comment:

  1. A pity three year old girl believed to have been abused over a month by her stepfather.