Medical assistant charged with murdering own son in Ipoh

IPOH, April 6 ― A medical assistant was charged at the Magistrate’s Court here today with murdering his six-month-old son last month.

Zahrul Ashrik Zulkaflee, 30, nodded in understanding when the charge was read out before Magistrate Jesseca Daimis. No plea was recorded as a murder case is under High Court’s jurisdiction.

According to the charge sheet, the civil servant was charged with murdering his baby, Muhammad Zakir Asyraf, at a house in Kampung Kepayang, Fairpark here at about 10pm on March 17.

The charge under Section 302 of the Penal Code carries a death penalty upon conviction.

Deputy public prosecutor Syahirah Azahar prosecuted, while the man was not represented.

The court set June 12 for retention.

Source: Malay Mail


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