Malaysian police appeal for information on murder of baby boy stuffed into freezer

Adam Rayqal's father, Mr Mohd Sufi Naeif, taking his son's body, for funeral prayers at Al-Muktafi Billah Shah Mosque in Kuala Terengganu on July 4. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

KLANG (BERNAMA) - The Malaysian police have appealed for information on the murder of a five-month-old baby boy, whose body was found stuffed in the freezer of a refrigerator at the home of the infant's babysitter in Batu Caves.

The appeal was made by Selangor Police chief Datuk Mazlan Mansor when he spoke to reporters at the Aidilfitri open house at North Klang District Police headquarters here on Friday (July 6).

The infant, Adam Rayqal Mohd Sufi, was reported missing on Tuesday from the female babysitter's house and the police found his body in the freezer that night.

The 33-year-old babysitter and her 36-year-old female housemate, a bank officer, were detained on the same day and remanded for seven days to help in the investigation into the murder.

Datuk Mazlan said another couple who used the babysitter's service for two of their children would be called in soon to help in the investigation.

"We will evaluate whatever information we get. It is understood that Adam Rayqal was sent to the babysitter's house at about 12.30pm (on Tuesday) in a healthy state. We gathered information from there on until the baby was found dead. We will look at the official medical report which will be issued soon by the Forensic Department of the Kuala Lumpur Hospital," he said.

Datuk Mazlan said the babysitter and her housemate did not have any criminal record.

A postmortem established that Adam Rayqal had suffered a brain haemorrhage and a fractured skull.

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