Infanticide case adjourned

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THE Intermediate Court has adjourned an infanticide case to next week to give prosecution time to amend the charge against the Indonesian maid.

The prosecution is expected to include the newborn’s cause of death.

The court document stated that the 41-year-old defendant, Tutik, had bundled up her newborn baby boy with her panties and long pants before placing the infant in a bucket and leaving it in a toilet at the house in Kg Katok, Tungku, the place she had stayed on December 8, 2013.

At that time, Tutik had not yet fully recovered after giving birth, the statement added.

Infanticide is an offence which carries a jail term of up to 10 years and is also liable to a fine.

During the proceedings yesterday, the presiding Intermediate Court judge Pg Hjh Hanani Pg Hj Metusain scheduled for the case to be heard again on February 19.

In the previous report, Deputy Public Prosecutor Hjh Suhana Sudin objected to Tutik released on court bail as the defendant is a foreigner and is likely to abscond if released.

Tutik was previously detained at Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Hospital following her arrest on the same day on December 11, 2013. She has since been moved Jerudong Prison after investigations were completed.

The Brunei Times