PETALING JAYA: A 13-month-old baby girl was found drowned in a bucket of water on Monday.
The baby was discovered by her 34-year-old mother in the toilet of their home in Kampung Lombong, Section 29 in Shah Alam at about 5.15am.
Prior to the incident, the mother, who worked as a teacher, had just ironed her work clothes before returning to the master bedroom where the victim had been sleeping.
However, the infant could not be found and the toilet door was wide open.
Panicked, the mother went to look for her baby only to find the latter’s head submerged in the water bucket.
Shah Alam OCPD Asst Comm Shafien Mamat said the infant was immediately rushed to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital in Klang but was pronounced dead upon arrival.
“There was no physical injury on the baby. The case is classified as sudden death based on the post-mortem result,” he said.
The incident comes days after a one-year-old baby drowned in the toilet of his home at Jalan Sungai Dua in Gelugor, Penang.
According to Timur Laut district police, the accident happened at 10am when the mother had brought her child with her into the toilet to pass motion.
The mother then told her five-year-old daughter to look after her little brother while she went to get a towel.
When she returned, she was shocked to see her son’s head had submerged in a water bucket used for laundry.