IPOH: Two brothers, aged four and six years old, were found drowned after they fell into a drain at Batu 12, Jalan Segari, near Pantai Remis, on Tuesday (May 17).
Manjung OCPD Asst Comm Nor Omar Sappi said police were alerted to the incident at 7pm and on arrival at the scene, the bodies had been placed on the floor in front of their house.
"An assistant medical officer from the Pantai Remis Health Clinic confirmed 7.15pm as their time of death,” he said in a statement Wednesday (May 18).
ACP Nor Omar said an initial investigation found that the two victims had gone to play outside the house at 5pm while their 36-year-old mother was in the kitchen.
"About half an hour later, the mother asked her eldest son, aged 10, to look for his younger brothers and get them to return home.
"The boy later found both his brothers in a nearby ditch and rushed home to inform his mother, who then sought help from the public to remove them from the ditch,” he added.
ACP Nor Omar said both the bodies have been sent to the Seri Manjung Hospital for post-mortem and investigations found there was no criminal element in the incident. - Bernama