Remember when you were teething as a kid, and you just wanted to bite anything you could get your hands on? Well in this case, that includes other kids too.
A 43-year-old babysitter was arrested last Saturday following a report that one of the children under her care had been injured in their ears and face.
Ampang Jaya police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohamad Farouk Eshak said the babysitter, who is a local, was arrested at her house in Taman Putra, Ampang here at 11.45pm following a report lodged by the victim’s mother last Friday.
“Last Friday, when the 32-year-old woman (complainant) went to pick up her eight-month-old daughter at the babysitter’s house at 5.40pm, she saw bite marks on the girl’s face and also some marks on the ears.
“She then took the baby to Ampang Hospital for a medical examination,” he said in a statement today.
He told Bernama that the bite marks on the baby were believed to have been inflicted by other children when the babysitter left them under the care of her two children, aged 8 and 16, while she went out to do some errands.
“The suspect babysits six children aged between three months and 2 years, at her house and she is now in remand until Wednesday for alleged negligence under the Child Act 2001,” he said.