Pictured: Parents accused of keeping their five-year-old son in cage before scalding him to death | Daily Mail Online

The accused of keeping their son in a cage before scalding him to have been pictured – as they refuse to take the stand in a .

Azlin Arujunah and Ridzuan Mega , both 27, have been accused of abusing their son at the in three years ago.

The trial, which began on November 12, heard how their five-year- son had died  in October 2016 after being scalded by 198F (92C) which had caused to 75 per cent of his body.

Azlin Arujunah (right) and Ridzuan Mega Abdul Rahman (left), both 27, have been accused of abusing their son at home in Singapore three years ago

Valerie Thean today called for the couple to testify but both have said that they ‘do not wish’ to do so.

Rahman’s , Mr Eugene Thuraisingam, said that ‘ are why take the stand or not’ and branded it as a ‘strategic decision’. 

The Deputy said: ‘If they choose to take this course, they have to where they make their bed,’ according to the Straits Times.

The pair had previously admitted acts of in numerous statements.

The cat cage that Arujunah and Rahman are accused of keeping their five-year-old son in before his death in October 2016 

The only witnesses for the defence be their respective psychologists.

Dr Jacob Rajesh, Arujunah’s , created a report on how she was suffering from an adjustment disorder with depressed mood.

And Dr Ung diagnosed Rahman with , hypnotic use disorder and intermittent explosive disorder.

The case is currently being heard at Singapore’s High .

On the 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 and a deluge of 198F water poured over his back and calves, prosecutors said. 

Pictures of the boy’s injuries were shown on a 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

The , who has not been named due to a court order, died just a day after he was admitted to

A foster family had taken the boy in shortly after his 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 .  

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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