Thursday September 20, 2012
Baby found dead in cot
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Compiled by LOSHANA K SHAGAR, WINNIE YEOH and A. RAMAN
A four-month-old girl was found dead in her cot at her babysitter's home in Alor Gajah on Monday, Berita Harian reported.
“The babysitter alerted me that my child had turned blue in the cot and I rushed to the house immediately,” said the baby's father, Shahroniza Hashim, 42, who live not far from the sitter's house in Taman Inang Sari, near Durian Tunggal.
He was shocked to find little Norfahezatul Batrisya unconscious and covered in cold sweat when he reached the house at 10.30am. The baby was rushed to the Alor Gajah Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Police have classified the case as sudden death.
> A dishwasher who needed money for household expenses was allegedly kicked and beaten up by her husband and his first wife.
Adding to the humiliation, the 41-year-old man also uttered the talak tiga, the declaration for irreconcilable divorce, Harian Metro reported.
In the 5pm incident in Kangar on Monday, Wita Baharom, 42, from Kampung Sena, said she had gone to her husband's house in another village to discuss maintenance matters regarding her 15-year-old son.
On reaching there, she alleged that the man's first wife, 34, rushed out with a broom and started to hit her.
Wita, who had gone there on a motorcycle, swung her crash helmets to fend off the attacks from the couple, causing several window panes to break.
Wita claimed that the broken glass panes cut her hands, adding that she was punched, kicked and slapped by the couple. She left after the man uttered the divorce declaration.
Kangar OCPD Supt Abdul Rahman Mohd Noordin said police had arrested a couple to help in investigation.
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