PENDANG – A toddler was found drowned in a drain at a rubber plantation near her house at Rancangan Perumahan Tempatan (RTP) Paya Mak Insun here yesterday.
Pendang district police chief DSP Fadzil Hashim identified the victim as Faridah Afrina Mohd Fadhlisham, aged one year and 10 months old, whose body was found by her father, Mohd Fadhlisham Che Me, 39, at about 6.30 pm.
He said Mohd Fadhlisham was not at home when he received a call from a relative at 4.45 pm informing him that his daughter was missing .
“The father immediately returned home and suspecting that his daughter could have fallen into the drain near the house and swept by the current following heavy rain, searched the house area and found the body,” he said in a statement here today.
The girl’s body was then taken to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB) in Alor Setar for post mortem.
Police did not suspect foul play and classified the case as sudden death. – BERNAMA