01 Mar '11, 10pm

Child abuser head-butted toddler, punched her & even stepped on her stomach

SINGAPORE - A coward and a bully. That was what District Judge Lee Poh Choo called child abuser Mohd Azhar Ghapar, the 30-year-old man involved in "one of the worst cases of child abuse" she had seen. Mohd Azhar was jailed 12 years and ordered to be given 12 strokes of the cane yesterday, for abusing his then-girlfriend's two-year-old daughter and causing her death. The judge said the unemployed man had put Sri Alyaniz Nazri "through hell" after inflicting multiple injuries on her, until she died from brain injuries on Oct 14, 2009. The toddler's mother, Siti Junaina, 30, had asked Mohd Azhar to look after her daughter in her Pending Road flat in Bukit Panjang as she had to go to work. Between Sept 23 and Oct 10, 2009, he had head-butted the toddler twice, punched her and even stepped on her stomach. Sri Alyaniz was unconscious when she was sent to hospital on Oct 10 short...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110302-0000189/Ch...

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