Nanny ordered to be remanded further over baby’s murder


SIBU: A nanny was yesterday produced in a magistrates’ court here where she was ordered to be further remanded for a week to facilitate investigation into the  murder of a baby.

The nanny, 39, was ordered to appear in court again on Jan 22.

She was earlier remanded under Section 31(1) of the Child Act 2001 for four days pending investigation into a case of abusing a nine-month-old boy.

However, the police are now investigating the case under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, which provides for a mandatory death sentence by hanging on conviction.

The nanny (babysitter) was arrested at a house in Permai Road here on Jan 8, following a police report lodged by the victim’s father.

Earlier press reports said the boy’s parents, who are both school teachers, had sent their son to the nanny’s house at 5.30am on Jan 7.

They received a phone call from the suspect about noon of the same day informing them that their son had trouble breathing.

When they arrived at the house, they found their son not moving, and rushed him to Sibu Hospital.

Six days after admission, the boy passed away.