MIRI - A 22-year-old housewife was arrested in northern Sarawak after her three-year-old stepson was allegedly smothered to death.
Sarawak CID chief Senior Asst Comm Datuk Dev Kumar said the woman was arrested at her house in Limbang at about 7pm on Sunday.
"On July 27, at 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," said SAC Dev.
He added that the case was initially classified as a sudden death, but 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," he said, adding that police have reclassified the case as murder.