A Malaysian lady who allegedly tried to blackmail the mother and father of a dying child has been labelled a ‘shame’ by the kid’s heartbroken mother and father.
Siti Nurhidayah Kamal, 24, was refused bail on Monday amid fears she is going to try to flee the nation.
The mom of two is accused of contacting the mother and father of 11-month outdated Amiyah Windross and asking for $1000 for the return of a stolen cell phone which contained treasured pictures of their little one.
Child Amiyah tragically died final week after succumbing to an undiagnosed neurological subject she fought for the reason that day of her beginning.
Kamal contacted Jay and Dee Windross final Tuesday after they made a determined public plea for the return of the Samsung Galaxy S8 cellphone.
Her lawyer, Royce Dekker, stated his consumer supposed to plead responsible to the cost of creating an unwarranted demand for money with menace when it’s was finally heard within the County Court docket of Victoria.
‘It is despicable. It is disgusting,’ Ms Windross stated.
‘Why would anybody try this and she or he knew the place we had been in. You might inform by the messages. How may you be so disgraceful?’
Kamal allegedly contacted the couple through whatsapp after they made a number of determined posts on social media to assist them retrieve the cellphone.
The couple imagine the cellphone was stolen from the bathrooms subsequent to Goal at Chadstone Procuring Centre final Saturday about 5.30pm.
‘The hours that we spent holding our daughter, this lady was sitting in her personal home demanding cash from us,’ Ms Windross stated exterior courtroom.
The Ringwood Magistrates’ Court docket heard Kamal and her husband had been working as Uber Eats deliverers incomes $120 a day.
Mr Dekker stated the couple left their kids in Malaysia and had been attempting to make ends meet once they fell on onerous occasions and could not pay the hire.
‘They’re incomes extra money than we’re,’ Ms Windross stated. ‘They earn extra money then we have been residing on on one wage every for 11 months and we have now needed to pay hospital payments, automotive parking – the whole lot. Mortgage payments. And she or he’s in there crying as a result of they do not earn sufficient cash.’
Mr Dekker urged to the courtroom Kamal may have been launched with the three days she had already served in jail and a group primarily based order had the jurisdiction not been moved to the County Court docket.
He complained the delay in bringing her to justice there – estimated to take about six months – was extreme.
Mr Dekker argued his consumer was now not a flight danger as she had handed over her passport and had a secure tackle in Springvale.
However Justice of the Peace Jan McLean disagreed and refused bail.
Ms Windross stated she felt some reduction Kamal had been jailed till her responsible plea.
‘She must endure the results of what she’s executed,’ she stated.
Mr Windross stated Kamal’s timing of the rip-off couldn’t have come at a worse time.
Kamal had contacted the couple as they spent their final treasured moments together with her.
Mr Windross stated she continued to textual content him by the night time whereas he had been attempting to spend ‘each emotional minute’ together with his little one.
‘It was a hoax. Not solely was it a whole and utter waste of my time, it was interrupting my closing moments with my dying daughter,’ he wrote on Fb.
Outdoors courtroom, the couple stated they hoped Kamal would obtain justice.
‘She must get the whole lot that (the courtroom) are able to giving to her. She has kids. She has two kids which can be nonetheless alive – I haven’t got my child anymore,’ Ms Windross stated.
The couple once more urged anybody who had the cellphone to make contact with them.
‘I haven’t got my child anymore, I am unable to take anymore pictures of my child. I do not care who you’re,’ Ms Windross stated.
‘Give it again … you do not have to inform me who you’re or the place you’re. Simply put the cellphone someplace and let somebody know the place it’s so that I can have it again.’
Kamal will reappear in courtroom