BEAUFORT (NST) – The murder suspect of a three-year old child last Friday had been the subject of ridicule by the neighbour’s children.
Investigators interrogation revealed that the 30-year-old suspect had bundled the toddler into his car and slapped him until he fainted before dumping the boy into the river.
The body of Shahriqal Sidek was found in a river at Kg Jempagah, near Sekolah Menengah St John at 2pm yesterday.
District police chief Deputy Supt Mustaffa Maarof Mustaffa said the suspect was remanded for seven days beginning yesterday for further investigation, adding that the man is related to the victim’s mother.
The victim was last seen playing with his elder brother Mohd Syahfuddin, 8, and Mohd Syahrizam, 6, outside their house on Friday morning.
His 24-year-old mother alerted the police when Shahriqal went missing the same day.