GEORGE TOWN: A 41-year-old man has pleaded guilty at the Magistrate’s Court today for scalding two of his children with hot water last month.
The accused, a prepaid card seller, made the plea before Magistrate Rosnee Mohd Radzuan after the charge sheets were read out to him.
For the first charge, the accused allegedly used hot water with intention to scald his eight-year-old daughter at their Kampung Melayu flat in Air Itam between 1am to 2am on Dec 28.
For the second charge, he allegedly did the same to his nine-year-old son at the same place and time on Dec 28.
He was charged under Section 324 of the Penal Code which carries 10 years’ jail or fine or whipping or any two of such punishments.
Rosnee fixed bail at RM15,000 for each charge in one surety and warned him to stay away from the victims.
The court also set Feb 12 for mention pending medical report before the sentence could be decided.
The accused was represented by Edmund Anthony Hermon while deputy public prosecutor Yassinnisa Begam Seeni Mohideen prosecuted the case.
It was initially reported that the father scalded his daughter after accusing the girl of stealing RM10 from her mother in their Kampung Melayu flat here last month.
The man, his wife and their youngest child absconded following the incident but were detained few days ago.