BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – A 34-year-old army man has been charged with the murder a two-year-old boy at his house in Lumut.

Lance Corporal Muhd Yusrin Md Yusof was arrested by police on Friday, and was charged in the Magistrates Court on Saturday.

No plea was taken, as the investigation is still ongoing.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Nurul Fitri Kiprawi requested the defendant be held in custody for a further two weeks so the police can complete their investigation.

According to court documents, the boy died on Thursday, December 20. No further details were disclosed, such as the manner of the child’s death, or the relationship between the victim and the accused.

Under section 302 of the Penal Code, any person convicted of murder will be sentenced to death.

The court set January 5, 2019 for further mention of the case.