A woman in Sungai Petani, Kedah, was recently charged at the Magistrate’s Court for causing the death of her younger sister who was disabled.
The accused was 36-year-old Nur Syuhaidah Mohd Sani, who worked as a pharmacy assistant at a private hospital.
Took care of OKU sister after father died
According to NST, Syuhaidah’s disabled sister, Nur Fatin Mohd Sani, was previously under the care of her father at their family home in Taman Bakar Arang.
After he passed away last year, Syuhaidah took her into her rented room at a double-storey house in Residensi Prima Puteri Jaya, where she juggled between her work and caring for Nur Fatin.
However, Syuhaidah’s inexperience slowly began to wear her out, leading her to physically torture her own sister until she eventually died.
On Nov 20, Syuhaidah lodged a police report about Nur Fatin’s death, where she claimed she found her sister lifeless after returning from work.
However, she was arrested by police after medical examiners found physical injuries on Nur Fatin’s body.
36yo M’sian woman charged for allegedly murdering OKU sister
In court, Syuhaidah simply nodded her head when asked whether she understood the charge which were read before Magistrate Khairatul Animah Jelani.
She was accused of committing the act between 5.30pm on November 6 and 11.30am on Nov 20.
She was charged with murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which provides the death penalty or up to 40 years in jail, and no less than 12 cane strokes if convicted.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Amirul Halimi Md Salleh prosecuted while Syuhaidah was unrepresented.
The court did not grant bail for the charge and set Jan 31, 2024 for mention date pending an autopsy report.