Babysitter Was Accused Of Assault
The Malaysian court on Friday charged a babysitter with two charges of murder for the death of a five month old baby, whose body was reported hidden in the freezer to conceal the murder.
According to state wire agency Bernama, the maid, Noor Aqilah Abd Rahman, who is 33 years old, pleaded not guilty to the crime.
A postmortem on the baby, Adam Rayqal, at the Kuala Lumpur hospital, showed that he died of brain haemorrhage and suffered from skull fracture, according to the report.
Further report has it that the baby was assaulted by the babysitter, who happens to be a cook previously.
If convicted, Noor Aqilah could face a 50,000-ringgit fine ($12,300), 20 years in jail, or both.
Adam was reported missing on July 3, the same day the offences were believed to have been committed, and found later that night “in the freezer compartment” of Noor Aqilah’s refrigerator.
She is also accused of disposing of the boy’s body to conceal the death.
The second charge is punishable with three years of jail as well as, possibly, a fine.
Her lawyers had asked for minimum bail “because she was taking care of her unemployed parents who suffered from hypertension, gout and heart ailments,” Bernama reported.
The court has set bail at 18,000 ringgits, with the condition that Noor Aqilah report to the nearest police station twice a month until the end of the case.