KUALA LUMPUR (BERNAMA) – Two of the three suspects detained in connection with the death of a six-year-old foreign girl in front of a shopping mall at Jalan Memanda 3, Ampang will be charged today.
Ampang Jaya District Police Cchief ACP Noor Azmi Yusof said the two suspects, who are the victim’s stepfather and mother, would be charged at the Ampang Court at 10 am.
“The 17-year-old male suspect will be charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder while the 23-year-old female suspect will be charged under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001 for negligence. The third suspect, a 63-year-old woman, has been released to become a prosecution witness,” he said in a statement today.
On May 11, the body of the fully-clothed girl was found lying on the ground in front of a restaurant of a shopping mall in Ampang.
An inspection conducted found bruises on several parts of her body, including on her arms.
The victim was believed to have been hit by her stepfather with a blunt object because she refused to eat.