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Thursday, April 29, 2021

3-year-old dies after left in car for several hours

 

A post mortem revealed the child died of heat stroke and that there was no sign of bruises or injuries on her body.

JOHOR BAHRU: A 3-year-old girl was found dead after being left for several hours in a car by her grandmother in Sungai Tiram, Ulu Tiram, here, on Sunday.

Seri Alam district police chief, Mohd Sohaimi Ishak said police received a report from the Sultan Ismail Hospital here referring to a “brought in dead” case involving the toddler at 6.41pm.

He said investigation on the same day found that the victim’s 59-year-old grandmother had taken the victim and her sister to school in Sungai Tiram at about 1pm in a Perodua Alza.

According to Sohaimi, the victim was then unintentionally left inside the car at her house in Kampung Sungai Tiram, Ulu Tiram, Johor by her grandmother, who had turned off the engine and entered the house.

Sohaimi said at about 6pm the victim’s mother realised that the victim was not in the house but failed to find her after a search around the house.

He said the victim’s grandmother then began to realise that the victim was left behind in the car and found her unconscious on the floor of the car, in the back seat.

“A post-mortem at the Sultan Ismail Hospital on Monday found there were no bruises or injuries on the child’s body due to abuse.

“Doctors confirmed that the victim had died of heat stroke after being trapped in the vehicle,” Sohaimi said in a statement, here, today.

He added that the case is being investigated under Section 31 (1) (a) of the Child Act 2001 which provides for a jail term not exceeding 20 years or fine of not more than RM50,000 or both upon conviction. - FMT

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