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Father arrested for allegedly suffocating three-month-old baby

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, August 10, 2017 | 05:45 pm
Father arrested for allegedly suffocating three-month-old baby Photo of a crime scene. (Shutterstock.com/File)

The North Jakarta Police have arrested Faisal Amir, 27, for allegedly killing his three-month-old infant who would not stop crying, at Gading Nias Apartment in North Jakarta on Wednesday.

The head of North Jakarta Police, Sr. Comr. Dwiyono said the unemployed Faisal was allegedly upset with his wife, TN, 23, who rarely came home and took his anger out on the crying baby.

The incident began when Faisal took a nap with his baby girl at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. At 5 p.m. he was woken by his baby’s cry triggering him to allegedly beat the baby with a powder bottle three times.

“As the baby continued to cry, he got more upset and covered the baby’s face with a pillow before continuing his nap,” Dwiyono said on Wednesday as quoted by Tribunnews.com.

The baby allegedly died from suffocation. When he woke, Faisal found his baby with reddish skin and vomit and feces over her body. Panicked, he cleaned the baby’s body and asked for help from a relative named Lily Salim.

Lily, who is a witness in the case, reported the incident to the apartment management and the police. 

The police charged Faisal for allegedly committing premeditated murder under Articles 340 and 338 of the Criminal Code and for violating the Child Protection Law. (Cal)


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