Mother devastated as 11-month-old dies after being sexually abused by babysitter's husband
The mother, 22-year-old Noraihan Ab Aziz, had left Zara with her babysitter in the family home in Malaysia before heading to work
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Reports have emerged that an 11-month-old baby girl died after she was allegedly raped and abused by her babysitter's husband. Baby Zara's mother revealed how heartbroken she was after the infant died on November 9, which was two days after the alleged sexual assault took place. The mother, 22-year-old Noraihan Ab Aziz, left Zara with her babysitter at the family home in Malaysia while she went for work during the day.
Channel News Asia reported that Aziz received a phone call while at work telling her that her daughter was in a critical condition in the hospital. The devastated mother said: "The babysitter had called me five times, but my phone was out of coverage at the time. Upon arriving at the hospital, I found the babysitter feeling very sorry. My heart ached when I saw Zara's heart-wrenching condition."
The infant is reported to have suffered from injuries to her genitals and a "blunt impact to the head" which left her with a fractured skull. The babysitter and her husband have both been arrested following the attack.
In an emotional Facebook post, Zara's mother wrote: "You're in peace there my dear... Wait for mother in heaven." Noraihan, who is from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, said that she found the babysitter on Facebook two months ago when she posted an ad looking for someone to take care of her infant while she went for work.
The babysitter messaged her after seeing the post and said that she would be glad to take on the role of nanny. Noraihan said that she went to the woman's home and said that she did not have any reasons to be suspicious of her at the time. The mother said: "I went to see her, and from the way she spoke to me, I saw nothing suspicious. However, at the time, the babysitter's husband [was] not at home."
Noraihan, her 27-year-old husband Muhammad Zainal Abduk Rahaman, and her four-year-old son Muhamad Alif Zamani, went back to their hometown of Rantau Panjang, Kelantan, where they buried the infant on November 10.
The devastated mother said that she hoped her harrowing experience would be able to help other parents be more careful when they look for a babysitter. The authorities have said that the babysitter's husband tested positive for methamphetamine.