Six-month-old baby under babysitter's care in critical condition

KLANG, Malaysia - A six-month-old baby has been admitted to hospital in critical condition after she suffered breathing difficulties and slipped into unconsciousness while under the care of a babysitter.

The baby, a girl, is currently at the paediatric intensive care unit at the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital, has been diagnosed with a fractured skull and internal bleeding in the brain after she was admitted here Tuesday.

It is learnt that she suffered breathing difficulties at 4.30pm on Tuesday while under the care of a babysitter.

She was first brought to the Pantai Medical Centre before being transferred here.

Meanwhile, the baby's grandmother claimed there were previous incidents with babysitter.

"We noticed bruises on her body when she was only two months old.

"When we questioned the woman (babysitter), she gave all sorts of excuses and denied the bruises developed while the baby was under her care," she alleged.

South Klang police chief ACP Mohamed Mat Yusop said the police have recorded statements from the babysitter.

He said the police are expected to remand the babysitter on Thursday.