Tragic accident: Sharvina’s grandfather did not notice she was playing behind his car.
PETALING JAYA: It was heartbreaking for a retiree who accidentally ran over and crushed to death his two-year-old granddaughter while backing his car out of his home in Taman Lembah Damai, Hulu Selangor.
The incident is said to have happened as the 60-year-old man was preparing to reverse his Proton Exora to drop off some clothes and other items at his daughter’s house situated just down the road at about 9.30pm on Thursday.
Unfortunately, he did not notice little Sharvina Muniandy, who was playing behind his car when he started reversing.
When he felt his car jerk, the man went out to investigate and nearly fainted when he saw the toddler crushed under rear left tyre.
The victim’s aunt, Mageswary Krishnan, 37, said Sharvina was motionless in her mother’s arms when she was being rushed to the Kuala Kubu Bharu Hospital.
The toddler was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
“Why did God take her away? He (my father) didn’t mean to do it. It was an accident. Sharvina was such a happy girl and now she is gone,” Mageswary sobbed.
The incident was especially hard on Sharvina’s grandfather, who Mageswary said, was walking around the house in a stunned daze.
“He was very close to his granddaughter. He would take care of her and his other grandchildren while we were working. Everywhere he went, Sharvina would follow. She looked up to him,” said Mageswary, who is a factory worker.
Hulu Selangor OCPD Supt Shukri Yaacob confirmed the incident, adding that Sharvina died of severe head injuries.