Baby girl dies after being left inside car by father


  • Nation
  • Monday, 17 Feb 2020

KUANTAN (Bernama): A nine-month old girl died after being left inside a car by her father, who allegedly forgot about her, when he parked the vehicle and went to work at the Tun Abdul Razak Complex here.

Kuantan district police chief ACP Mohamad Noor Yusof Ali said the father found the girl unconscious on the rear passenger seat of the car when he wanted to go out for lunch at about

1pm on Monday (Feb 17).

The father then rushed the girl to the Indera Mahkota health clinic, where she was pronounced dead, he told reporters here.

He said the victim, the youngest of three sisters, was believed to have been left in the car since 9am.

"Initial investigations found that the father was supposed to send the victim to a child care centre at Indera Mahkota 15 on his way to work after sending his wife, who works nearby.

"Prior to that, at about 7.20 am, he sent the eldest daughter, aged 10, to school and then returned home to pick up the wife, the second daughter, aged six, and the victim, and left the house at about 8.25am, ” ACP Mohamad Noor added.

He said the second daughter attended the same school as the older sister, and both the parents were civil servants.

The child’s body was sent to Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) for a post-mortem. - Bernama

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