Police to quiz parents of toddlers who fell from 4th floor

After prayers at a mosque in Gombak, the body of the toddler who died after a fall on Tuesday is expected to be buried in Kelantan. (Bernama pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: Police will record statements from parents of the two young girls who fell from the fourth floor of a teachers’ quarters in Gombak near here yesterday.

A 3-year-old girl died while her 6-year-old sister sustained severe injuries due to the fall. They were believed to have used a chair to climb over the balcony of the quarters before falling.

Gombak district police chief Arifai Tarawe said the police would also take statements from neighbours to shed light on the incident.

“We were informed that the father left the house to pick up his youngest, a seven-month-old baby, from a babysitter’s house located outside the quarters’ area,” he told a news conference today.

Arifai said the 6-year-old suffered broken legs and hands and was being treated at Selayang Hospital. The two siblings were found by their mother who had just returned from work at around 5.30 pm.