KUALA LUMPUR: A private college student pleaded guilty in the Magistrate’s Court here today to a charge of concealing a birth by secretly disposing of her baby’s body two weeks ago.
Magistrate Nur’Aminahtul Mardiah Md Nor set Dec 22 for sentencing pending the woman’s probation report.
Nurul Afiqah Mohd Rahshedi, 20, the oldest of four siblings, was charged with concealment of birth by secretly disposing of her dead son at Block B-3-7, Wahyu 2 People’s Housing Project, Jalan Sibu, Sentul, here at 1.16am last Nov 9.
The charge, under Section 318 of the Penal Code, provides a jail term of two years, or fine, or both.
Nurul Afiqah was allowed bail of RM5,000 in one surety pending sentencing.
Questioned by the magistrate, Nurul Afiqah, who was unrepresented, said her parents knew about the court case today, but they were not able to attend as her father was working.
Nurul Afiqah’s uncle and aunt were in the court today.
The prosecution was conducted by deputy public prosecutor Siti Hajar Ashif.