Suspect in toddler abuse case arrested
KUALA TERENGGANU, May 16 — The main suspect in the child abuse case of two-year-old Mohd Danish Aiman Abdullah was arrested today.
State CID chief, ACP K. Manoharan said the suspect, 31, was nabbed at about 2pm at a food stall belonging to his family in Manir, here, by policemen from the Kuala Terengganu district headquarters while on patrol in the area.
He said after a tip-off, the policemen rushed to the food stall and realising the police presence, the suspect ran to the back but he was apprehended.
“He gave a struggle and tried to flee, resulting in him having cuts on his face.”
Manoharan said a urine test conducted on the suspect, who is from Kampung Tualang, Manir found him to be positive for methamphetamine. He has been remanded to facilitate investigations.
On April 21, Mohd Danish went into coma after he was allegedly slapped by his mother’s boyfriend while the couple was having an argument.
Mohd Danish, who has old injury marks on his body, also experienced bleeding in the brain, requiring surgery after which he was reported to be in stable condition.
It was learnt that he would have to go for another surgery after this.
The case is being investigated under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001, which provides for a jail term of up to 10 years or a fine or both. — Bernama