IPOH: A couple’s Aidilfitri visit to a family home ended in tragedy when their one-year and nine-month-old daughter drowned in the swimming pool of her grandfather’s house in Tambun here yesterday.
The child and both her parents, aged 31 and 33, were visiting their family members in a house owned by the victim’s grandfather.
Ipoh police chief Yahaya Hassan said the child’s father found his daughter floating on her back in the pool at 8.45pm.
The child was taken to a private hospital where she was confirmed dead.
Yahaya said the autopsy held at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital here confirmed the cause of death to be drowning.
The parents of the child are being investigated under Section 33 of the Child Act 2001 (Act 611) for leaving a child without reasonable supervision. If convicted, they can be fined not more than RM5,000 or jailed for more than two years, or both.
“Police would like to advise and warn the public, especially parents or guardians, not to leave their children unsupervised to prevent any accidents,” Yahaya said.