Toddler dies alone in car, another dies from abuse

PETALING JAYA: A two-year-old baby girl died after she was accidentally left in a vehicle for more than seven hours.

OCPD Asst Comm Mohamad Fakhrudin Abd Hamid said the victim’s mother had initially sent her two children to a school near their home in Ara Damansara at about 7am on Wednesday.

“She then went to a nearby daycare centre to drop off the baby girl.

“However, upon reaching the centre, she parked the car there and did some online business transactions.

“She then left for home and forgot about the victim in the car,” he said in a statement yesterday.

ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin said the mother, in her 30s, only realised the baby girl was still in the car at about 3.35pm that same day.

“The victim was already unconscious and the father managed to call MERS 999 and gave her initial treatment.

“She was rushed to Hospital Sungai Buloh for further treatment but was pronounced dead there,” he said.

ACP Mohamad Fakhrudin said a post-mortem would be conducted and that the case would be investigated under Section 31(1) of the Child Act 2001.

“We advise the public to be more alert and responsible for the safety of their children,” he said.

In KUALA TERENGGANU, a 17-month-old baby boy died on Wednesday, believed to have been abused by his mother’s boyfriend.

Besut police chief Supt Abdul Rozak Muhammad said initial investigations found that the single mother had left the baby to be taken care of by the 27-year-old suspect at about 4pm on Tuesday.

“The baby was sent back to his mother at 7.30am the following day in an unconscious state and with bruises on several parts of the body,” he said in a statement, Bernama reported.

Supt Abdul Rozak said the baby was pronounced dead at the Kampung Raja health clinic but the post-mortem conducted at Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah showed that the victim’s death was due to a leakage in the small intestine.

Police have detained the mother and are in the midst of tracking down the suspect in their investigation under Section 31(1) of the Child Act.

Those with information on the case or the suspect’s whereabouts should contact investigating officer ASP Mohd Faiz Che Mamat at 014-632 9916 or the Besut police headquarters at 09-6956 222.

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Police , Infanticide , Child Abuse


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