18-month-old under babysitter’s care dies

IPOH: An 18-month-old baby who died at the Kuala Kangsar Hospital yesterday morning is believed to be a victim of negligence while in the babysitter’s care in Taman Kuala Kangsar.

Kuala Kangsar district police chief Razali Ibrahim said the victim, Muhammad Aidil Amsyar Muhammad Hafizuddin, was rushed to the hospital at 8.40am but died one hour later.

“The post-mortem conducted by a forensic expert found the cause of death was due to problems related to the toddler’s internal organs.

“His heart also looked a bit bigger, unlike kids his age, but the post-mortem also found no sign of criminal elements,” he said in a media statement today.

He said the victim’s mother claimed she had sent the boy to the babysitter’s house in healthy condition. Two hours later, she was informed by the babysitter that her son was in hospital.

“The mother went straight to the hospital and the babysitter informed her that her son had a fall while climbing a window.

“The babysitter also informed the mother that while on the way to hospital, the boy was still conscious,” he said.

Razali said the boy had been under the care of the babysitter, 24, since early this month.

“Investigations carried at the scene also found no signs of criminal elements,” he said, adding that investigations were ongoing for negligence.