Body of baby found in fridge: Negligence a possible cause of death, say police

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SHAH ALAM - Police are looking into possible negligence in the death of five-month-old Adam Rayqal Mohd Sufi, who was found inside a fridge at his babysitter’s house last week.

Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor said police have extended the remand on the babysitter involved.

“We have remanded her until July 17 to facilitate further investigations.The other woman who was initially remanded has been released on bail,” he told reporters at the Selangor police headquarters on Tuesday (July 10).

Comm Maslan explained that he would not go into the specifics of the investigations, but said there could be elements that were out of the babysitter’s control.

“Negligence which could lead to death is one of the aspects we are looking at,” he said, adding that they were waiting for the official report from the Kuala Lumpur Hospital, which will be handed over to the Deputy Public Prosecutor.

Comm Mazlan said they were confident that they had completed 90 percent of the investigations so far.

It was reported that the dead body of an infant who had been reported missing by his parents on Tuesday (July 3) was found last week in a refrigerator of a house at Kampung Nakhoda, Batu Caves, near Kuala Lumpur.

Adam Rayqal was initially believed to have been kidnapped.

The babysitter had claimed that the baby had been taken by a man whom she believed to be the baby’s father, and his frantic parents reached out to the media after lodging a police report.

However, the Gombak police reached a grim conclusion after taking a statement from the babysitter, as Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Ali Ahmad said that there were discrepancies in her statement.

He added that the police probed further and were ultimately led by the babysitter to the baby’s body in the fridge at her house at around 11pm on Tuesday (July 3).