KUANTAN, July 10 (Bernama) -- The death of a 10-year-old boy, believed to have been abused by his mother, at Taman Permatang Badak Maju, Permatang Badak here, yesterday was caused by bleeding in the oesophagus.
Pahang Criminal Investigation Department chief ACP Othman Nayan said a post-mortem at 10 am today found that the condition was likely to have been caused by ruptured blood vessels or ulceration of the oesophagus.
"This is possibly due to stress or blunt force trauma, besides there are a lot of old scars and new wounds on the head and all over the victim's body which is likely caused by abuse," he told reporters here today.
According to him, physical examination found many bruises on the ankle, back, waist, buttocks, the left elbow, below the right armpit and burns on the victim's private parts.
"The victim, a 4th year student at Sekolah Chung Ching Tanah Putih, is the first child of two siblings, the second is eight years old," he said.....