18-month-old dies under care of babysitter


IPOH: An 18-month-old toddler, believed to be a victim of negligence while in the babysitter’s care in Taman Kuala Kangsar, has died at the Kuala Kangsar Hospital.

Kuala Kangsar OCPD ACP Razali Ibrahim said Muhammad Aidil Amsyar Muhammad Hafizuddin was rushed to the hospital at about 8.40am on Friday, but died one hour later while receiving treatment.

“The post-mortem conducted by a forensic expert found the cause of death to be related to the toddler’s internal organ.

“His heart also looked a bit bigger, unlike children his age, and the post-mortem also found no sign of criminal elements,” he said in a statement yesterday.

He said based on investigations, the victim’s mother claimed that she had sent the boy to the babysitter’s house in a healthy condition but two hours later, she was informed by the babysitter that her son was in hospital.

“The mother went straight to the hospital and the babysitter told her that her son had a fall while climbing a window.

“The babysitter also told the mother that while on the way to hospital the boy was still conscious, but the doctor later informed her that the boy had died,” he said.

ACP Razali said the child had been under the 24-year-old babysitter’s care since early this month. — Bernama

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