Baby dies on first day at nursery

SHAH ALAM - The nightmare of losing a child became real for a couple when their three-month-old son died on his first day at a nursery here.

District police chief Asst Comm Shafien Mamat said the 45-year-old accountant and his wife, in her 30s, left the infant at the nursery Tuesday morning.

ACP Shafien said the mother stopped by the nursery at about 3pm to feed her baby milk.

"The baby was all right then," he said.

ACP Shafien said the child suddenly lost consciousness just before his father came to pick him up at 7pm.

"The father was informed that the baby had been sent to a clinic.

"The medical personnel tried to resuscitate the child but to no avail," ACP Shafien added.

"He was sent to Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah (HTAR) where he was pronounced dead."

ACP Shafien said post-mortem results revealed that the child was not injured in any way and did not have internal problems.

"He may have choked to death from drinking milk.

"But we have to wait for the chemist's report to ascertain the actual cause of his death," he said, while dismissing negligence or abuse as the cause.

ACP Shafien said police classified the case as sudden death.

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