Boy Dies After Beating

25 Dec

The body of Danish Iman Abdullah being carried by a man believed to be his father before the burial on Tuesday.The boy was beaten on Dec 15 and died in hospital on Monday. His mother’s friend has been charged with murder in connection with the case. — PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN

A THREE-year-old boy was so badly battered that he died from his injuries five days later in hospital.

A friend of the toddler’s 22-year-old mother, Muhammad Raffiq Jaffah, was arrested after causing grievous hurt to the boy on Dec 15.

On Monday, the boy, Danish Iman Abdullah, succumbed to his injuries at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

The charge against Muhammad, 23, was then changed to one of murder, and he now faces the death sentence if convicted. He is in remand and will return to court next Tuesday.

He is alleged to have hit the boy in a Geylang Road shophouse between 5.30pm and 6.15pm on Dec 15 by using his hand to slap the toddler’s face, causing him to knock against the wall.

The boy was taken to the intensive care unit of the hospital.

Read the full story in Thursday’s edition of The Straits Times.

jaimeee@sph.com.sg

yuenc@sph.com.sg

Straits Times

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