A factory worker who was initially charged with murdering her baby has been let off with a fine of RM3,000. This was a decision made by the Court of Appeal.
Nurul Syuhada Shamsudin, 23, pleaded guilty for murdering her baby disposing of the body in a toilet. The baby, who was her own child, was found abandoned in a toilet at her workplace. She was 19 years old at the time of the offense, and it is only now that they are stating her punishment. She was charged under murder but pleaded guilty to the alternative charge.
It was in January 2011 in the Penang High Court that Nurul Syuhada was acquitted for murdering her newborn daughter, which was an incident that happened in 2009.
She was initially charged under Section 302 of the Penal Code, which carries a mandatory death sentence upon conviction – but it seems now, that she has been let off with a RM3,000 fine.
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