MELAKA: A couple have been arrested by the police for allegedly abusing a two-year-old girl that led to her death at their house in Kandang.
According to Melaka CID chief Asst Comm Mohd Yhazid Idris, the couple aged 36 and 45, had been remanded for a week to assist in investigations.
The victim who lost consciousness in the wee hours yesterday was immediately sent to the Melaka Hospital.
As soon as she was brought to the emergency unit, medical officers performed a cardiopulmonary resuscitation, however, the girl was no longer responding.
As they’ve inspected the girl’s body, they found bruises and abrasions on the victim and suspected that she had succumbed to her injuries before reaching the hospital. Police were alerted that made the couple detained. Later on, they’ve learned that the girl had been left by her mother in the couple’s care since July.