The caretaker of a murdered five-month-old baby boy and her housemate have been remanded for seven days to facilitate investigations.
Gombak district police chief Asst Commissioner Ali Ahmad said the Selayang Magistrate’s Court granted the remand order to hold the two suspects aged 33 and 36 from today until July 10.
It was reported that Adam Rayqal Mohd Sufi went missing after the babysitter allegedly surrendered the baby to an unknown man at her house in Kampung Nakhoda, Batu Caves at about 6.30pm yesterday.
The matter came to light when the baby’s mother Farah Madiha Othman, 28, went to fetch him at 7pm.
The case went viral on Facebook when the father, Mohd Sufi Naeif Mohd Fauzi, 28, uploaded a picture of the child and asked the public’s help to locate him.
However, following investigations and after information by the babysitter raised suspicion, police found the baby’s body hidden in the freezer compartment of a two-door refrigerator in the house at about 11pm.
ACP Ali said the victim was stuffed in a green bag and was fully clothed as well as wearing a napkin.
An initial examination on the boy found no injuries and the body was sent to the Kuala Lumpur Hospital for post-mortem.
The police later revealed that the baby had died due to severe head injuries from blunt force trauma.
Selangor Criminal Investigations Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Fadzil Ahmat said the boy sustained a cracked skull on the left side and internal bleeding on the right side of his brain.
“We have yet to discover the weapon used in the murder and the motive is still being investigated,” he said.
Fadzil said initial investigations revealed the caretaker had provided a daycare service for about two years and had only looked after the victim for a week.
The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.