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Mother charged with son's murder in Toa Payoh flat

A woman was charged in court yesterday with murdering her five-year-old son. She allegedly did so together with her husband.

Azlin Arujunah, 24, is alleged to have caused the death of her son 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 for investigation. She will be back in court on Nov 3.

On Monday, Ridzuan was charged with causing grievous hurt to the child by splashing hot water repeatedly on him last Saturday. The boy died in hospital the next day.

Ridzuan has also been remanded and will appear in court on Monday.

The New Paper reported that the family moved into their rental flat about two years ago. The Ministry of Social and Family Development said the boy's three siblings have been placed in foster care temporarily.

If convicted, Azlin faces the death penalty. - The Straits Times Online

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