Child murder, abuse case adjourned to October 28

The Magistrate’s Court yesterday adjourned the case involving a couple linked to the death of a 16-month-old toddler to October 28.

Chief Magistrate Pengiran Masni binti Pengiran Haji Bahar adjourned the case on hearing Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Fitri binti Kiprawi’s applications. The prosecution sought more time as exhibits are being sent for DNA analysis.

Mohammad Helmi bin Serabah, 39, is accused of murdering the child on August 26 afternoon at a house in Jalan Masjid Salambigar, RPN Kampong Lambak Kanan.

Meanwhile, Ampuan Roslinah binti Ampuan Abdul Rahman is accused of assaulting the child in the same house between August 19 and 24 causing her to sustain physical injuries.

Mohammad Helmi faces the death penalty while Ampuan Roslinah is liable to a fine of BND20,000 and 10 years’ imprisonment.