Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Maid held for allegedly hurling baby onto floor

A 24-year-old Indonesian maid, who had just worked with a couple for a day, was arrested after she hurled the couple’s four-month-old son into the air several times and onto the floor.

The incident was discovered on Friday by the boy’s mother, Nina Suraya Sulaiman, 24, who watched a recording of a closed circuit camera at Bukit Setong­kol here.

She was having breakfast at a nearby restaurant at about 9am during the incident.

Nina Suraya said she witnessed the baby being allegedly hurled into the air and thrown on the floor by the maid.

She rushed home and took the baby to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA).

The maid was arrested on the same day after her husband lodged a police report.

Nina Suraya, said she took her son Mohamed Hareez Mohd Zamri back to the hospital at about 8.30pm on Sunday after noticing that the baby was not moving like he normally did, even when sleeping.

“I tried to wake him up, thinking that he was sleeping, but there was no reaction,” she told reporters when met at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) here yesterday.

Nina Suraya said the hospital had examined her son, including carrying a scanning test, but the results were yet to be known.

She added that she would no longer hire a maid.

Kuantan deputy police chief Supt Aziz Ahmad said the maid would be charged in the magistrate’s court today for allegedly abusing the child.


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