Housewife arrested for alleged murder of 3-year-old stepson

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A young housewife brought her stepson to a hospital, who was pronounced ‘dead on arrival’ by doctors. But days later, the medics and the investigators discovered something horrifying.

After a few days, the 22-year-old housewife was arrested in northern Sarawak over suspicion that she had smothered her three-year-old stepson to death.

Sarawak CID chief Senior Asst Comm (SAC) Datuk Dev Kumar said the woman was arrested at her house in Limbang, Malaysia at about 7 p.m. on Sunday.

SAC Datuk Dev Kumar said: “On July 27, the woman sent her stepson to the Limbang Hospital where he was pronounced dead. She claimed that she found her stepson unconscious in the bathroom.”

SAC Kumar added that the case was initially classified as a sudden death. However, the doctor found bruises on the boy’s body.

“On July 30, a post-mortem confirmed that the boy’s death was due to suffocating,” SAC Kumar said.

The police have reclassified the case as murder.

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