Azlin Arujunah (right) and Ridzuan Mega Abdul Rahman (left), both 27, have been accused of abusing their son at the family home in Singapore three years ago
The cat cage that Arujunah and Rahman are accused of keeping their five-year-old son in before his death in October 2016
Dr Jacob Rajesh, Arujunah’s psychologist, created a report on how she was suffering from an adjustment disorder with depressed mood.
The case is currently being heard at Singapore’s High Court.
On the first day of the trial the court heard how the five-year-old was kept in a cat cage and tortured with heated spoons and pliers for months before he died.
His death was caused by blows to the head and a deluge of 198F water poured over his back and calves, prosecutors said.
Pictures of the boy’s injuries were shown on a screen in court.
He had a fracture to his nose and bruising on his limbs, scalp and lips as well as his gums being torn, the pathologist said.
High Court judge Valerie Thean at Singapore’s High Court (pictured) today called for the couple to testify but both have said that they ‘do not wish’ to do so
A foster family had taken the boy in shortly after his birth in 2011 but he later returned to his biological parents in 2015.
Singapore’s legal system maintains a mandatory death penalty for a number of offences including murder.
If found guilty, Arujunah and Rahman could be executed at the gallows in Changi prison.
Both defendants deny murder and the trial continues.
Pictured: Parents accused of keeping their five-year-old son in cage before scalding him to death
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