A couple were yesterday charged at the Bangi Magistrate's Court with the murder of the woman's four-year-old son last month.

K Puvaneswary, 30, and her boyfriend, N Tanabalan, 27, nodded when the charge was read to them in Tamil, before magistrate Effandi Nazila Abdullah.

However, no plea was recorded from them as the case comes under the jurisdiction of the High Court.

According to the charge sheet, the couple had a common intention to murder S Dhevanesh at at Simfoni flat in Semenyih, Selangor, between Feb 14 and 12.19pm on Feb 18.

The boy was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Kajang Hospital's emergency department on Feb 18, and checks found bruises on several parts of his body.

Suspecting physical abuse, the doctors called the police, who then arrested the woman and her tow truck driver boyfriend.

The case is being probed under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder, and the court has set March 31 for mention.

Source: Bernama, NST
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