Babysitter of infant Lim Xiu You, who was found dead in Taman Y in Batu Pahat, Johor, yesterday is now a suspect of a murder investigation is confirmed by the Batu Pahat Police Station.
The baby whose body found by joggers at approximately 7pm, in some bushes near Tasik Y and about 400 meters from where the Proton Wira in which she had been placed by her babysitter.
According to Asia One News and The Star, the baby was left alone in the car at Tasik Y about 4.30am on Wednesday, when the babysitter went to put up a notice for a babysitting job on a lamp post five meters away.
Earlier through the account of the babysitter, three men suddenly appeared and grabbed the babysitter, a 42-year-old single mother, Batu Pahat district police chief ACP Din Ahmad said.
Din said the men pulled the babysitter into their car and drove off to the Batu Pahat stadium about 1km away.
She managed to escape when the car stopped at the stadium and as she was running away, she slipped and fell unconscious.
Less than 48 hours later, police were notified that joggers found the baby’s body near some bushes. The infant girl had bruises on her head.
The police were made to believe that the babysitter, who suffered a broken leg, did not lose her belongings but that the men had tried to rape her.
However, the police now have reason to believe that all these claims could possibly be untrue.
The baby sitter, who is a divorcee, is being interrogated at the hospital where she is being treated for her broken leg.
She claimed that her leg was broken when she tried to escape from her kidnappers.
The evidence collected so far does not seem to correlate to the story of the mother of two.
Batu Pahat police told Citizen Journalist Malaysia (CJMY) in a phone interview that she had claimed to be under great ‘tension’ when interrogated by the police. There is a possibility that she was facing financial difficulties and needed to find more babies to babysit as she was only looking after two children.
When CJMY contacted Lim Lynn, the Aunt of Xiu You she said that “it is now suspected that the babysitter is involved”. She further stated that she could not believe that people could be so sadistic and asked what will now happen to the babysitter’s children if she is found guilty.
Both Chinese dailies Sin Chew Jit Poh and The China Press have reported that another family bearing the family name Lim too has come forward to reveal the loss of their 2-month-old son, who was under the charge of the very same babysitter until his death in December last year.
It was reported in Sin Chew Jit Poh that the baby boy choked on his milk.
The China Press went on to report that the young parents of the baby boy suffered extreme psychological distress and dare not have another child.
Gerakan Wanita secretary general, Jayanthi Devi Balaguru today urged the police to carry out an immediate investigation into and charge the guilty person for kidnapping and killing a four-month-old baby Lim Xiu You in Taman Y, Batu Pahat.
According to the Batu Pahat Police, if found guilty, the babysitter of Xiu You will be charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code which carries the death sentence.