PUTRAJAYA: The Deputy Prime Minister has described the death of a three-year-old girl in Langkawi as a tragedy, adding that there is something wrong with society.
Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said the couple arrested in connection with the case had reportedly said they dumped the toddler’s remains after she had a seizure while being bathed.
She called on minders not to panic if something untoward happened to a child under their care.
She said according to reports, the girl Nur Aisyah Aleya Abdullah had seizures while bathing and her minder panicked instead of getting help.
“The person looking after her allegedly panicked. This cannot (be allowed to) happen.
“Those entrusted to look after children should not just let the situation be when there is a problem. They should get help.
“There is something wrong with society (if this continues to happen),” she told reporters after presenting OKU (people with disabilities) cards to special needs students at SK Putrajaya Precinct 9 (2) here on Thursday.
Nur Aisyah, who was reported missing in February, was found dead in the Gunung Raya area on March 6, and the police believed she might have been murdered.
They found the body at 11.30am after they were led to the spot by a man suspected to have been involved in the disappearance of the girl, said Langkawi district police chief Supt Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim.