2-Year-Old Girl Dies After Allegedly Choking On A Slice Of Bread At Babysitter's House

Police are currently investigating the case.

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Police in Selayang is currently investigating a case under Section 31 (1) (a) of the Child Act 2001, Bernama reported today, 7 July

In its report today, Bernama quoted Gombak police chief Assistant Commissioner (ACP) Samsor Maarof saying that they initiated the investigation after receiving a report about a baby girl's death from a medical officer at the Selayang Hospital.

The baby, who was two years old, was admitted to the hospital on Monday, 1 July.

File photo of Gombak police chief Assistant Commissioner (ACP) Samsor Maarof.

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The two-year-old girl was admitted in an unconscious state after allegedly choking on a slice of bread at a babysitter's house

She was brought to the hospital at about 10am on Monday from the babysitter's house in Selayang, ACP Samsor told Bernama.

"At the emergency ward, the medical officer found a piece of bread during the resuscitation process," he was quoted as saying.

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She died on Thursday, four days after she was admitted

"The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital at 10.39am on Thursday," ACP Samsor said, adding that a post-mortem revealed that the girl died of "hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy" (HIE) with multiple organ failure.

HIE could occur if the victim did not get enough oxygen and blood flowing to the brain.

A photo provided by the family shows them burying the victim

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Back in April, a four-month-old baby, Harraz Mohd Hafez, choked to death while drinking milk at his babysitter's house on Jalan Merdeka near Kampung Melayu Majidee in Johor Bahru:

You can read other cases of abuse and neglect related to babysitters' here.

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