Kajang police chief ACP Ahmad Dzaffir Mohd Yussof said the suspect in the case of 11-month-old baby girl Nur Muazara Ulfa Mohammad Zainal who died due to sexual abuse has confessed to bathing the victim on the morning of the incident.
He said the disclosure was made by the suspect, who was also the husband of the babysitter, to the police on Monday (Nov 12).
“Before this, the suspect did not admit to handling the baby, but today’s development has revealed he has been bathing and dressing the infant…so far, the suspect did not indicate he had done anything bad to the victim,” he said in a press conference at the Kajang district police headquarters on Monday.
“The remand period of the babysitter ended today (Nov 12) and the suspect’s remand which ends tomorrow (Nov 13) will be extended.
The baby girl died at about 10.30am on Friday (Nov 9), after spending two days in critical condition at Serdang Hospital.
The post-mortem found the cause of death was believed to be due to blunt-force trauma to the head. The baby was also found to have fractures on her skull and tears on her hymen and anus.
Ahmad Dzaffir said several individuals had been called in to have their statement recorded, including the family members, suspect’s workers, and all who had access to the caretaker’s home.
He added that the case will be reclassified under Section 302 of the Penal Code. The case was currently investigated under Section 31 (1) (a) of the Child Act 2002.