Parents remanded 7 days over death of infant

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By Brad Rantayy

MIRI, Aug 21: The parents of an infant who is suspected to have died from abuse on Tuesday morning, have been remanded for seven days until August 28 to assist in the police investigation.

The remand order was issued by Magistrate Md Syafique Md Hilmie.

The case is being investigated under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

Both accused, aged 36 and 42 respectively, were produced in the Miri Magistrates Court earlier this afternoon.

They were represented by their counsel, Ranbir Singh.

On Tuesday (Aug 20) at 7am, the couple’s seven-month-old infant boy passed away while receiving treatment at the Miri Hospital emergency unit.

The police were alerted after medical personnel noticed suspicious injuries on the infant’s body. — DayakDaily