Mum charged with beating girl, 5, to death

Mum charged with beating girl, 5, to death
Choong Mee Chin.

MALAYSIA - The woman who allegedly abused her daughter, causing the five-year-old to lose consciousness and die, has been charged with murder in an Ipoh court.

Choong Mee Chin, 30, allegedly committed the offence on Ho Yan Hui on Aug 12, at about 9am, at her house, The Star reported.

If convicted, she faces the death penalty.

The mother previously faced charges of abuse and causing grievous hurt.

The case was changed to one of murder after Yan Hui died on Sunday, said deputy state police chief A. Thaiveegan.

As Choong was led to the courtroom on Monday, she looked petrified and kept her head down. When asked if she understood the charge, the housewife just nodded.

Her case is expected to be mentioned in court again on Oct 25.

On Aug 15, Yan Hui was taken to Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital with no pulse on arrival, but doctors managed to resuscitate her.

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