16-month-old baby girl dies after being left in car at public university, second death involving baby this month

25 Oct 2023 04:03pm
Photo for illustration purposes only.
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SHAH ALAM - A 16-month-old baby girl died after she was found unconscious in a car at a public university in Kuala Nerus, Kuala Terengganu.

Initial police investigations revealed that the victim's father had forgotten to send her to the university's daycare centre before going to work.

Kuala Terengganu police chief Assistant Commissioner Abdul Rahim Md Din said police were informed about the incident at 4.30pm yesterday.

"The baby was pronounced dead at the university's health centre.

"Her body has been sent to Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah for a post-mortem," he said.

Abdul Rahim said police were still investigating and would record statements from those involved under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001.

He urged the public not to speculate about the incident and let police complete their investigations.

This is the second similar incident that happened in the country this month.

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Earlier this month, an eight-month-old baby girl died after she was left in a car parked at Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur.

The baby was mistakenly left in the car when her mother went to work at the hospital, thinking that she had already sent the child to the daycare centre.