Woman charged with murder of 5-year-old son

Azlin Arujunah was charged in court on Thursday (Oct 27) with murdering her five-year-old son together with her husband.
Azlin Arujunah was charged in court on Thursday (Oct 27) with murdering her five-year-old son together with her husband.PHOTO: ST GRAPHICS

SINGAPORE - A woman was charged in court on Thursday (Oct 27) with murdering her five-year-old son together with her husband.

Azlin Arujunah, 24, is alleged to have caused the death of her son together with Ridzuan Mega Abdul Rahman, 24, at a flat in Lorong 1 Toa Payoh between Oct 17 and 22.

The prosecution applied for her to be remanded at Central police division for investigation.

She will be back in court on Nov 3.

On Monday (Oct 24), Ridzuan was charged with causing grievous hurt to the child by splashing hot water repeatedly on him between 12pm and 8.48pm last Saturday (Oct 22).

The boy died in KK Women's and Children's Hospital the next day.

Ridzuan has also been remanded and will appear in court on Monday (Oct 31).

The New Paper reported that the boy has three siblings, and his family moved into their rental flat about two years ago.

According to the Ministry of Social and Family Development, the three siblings have been placed in foster care temporarily by the Child Protective Service.

If convicted of murder, Azlin faces the death penalty.