Thursday, March 26, 2009

A very very sad case indeed!!!!!

As reported by The Star today.

This very sad case happened in Miri, northern Sarawak.

Baby boy starves to death; drunk parents forgot to feed him

By STEPHEN THEN

MIRI: A baby boy, less then a month old, starved to death Thursday after his parents allegedly forgot to feed him because they were too drunk.

The baby died in the intensive care unit of Miri Hospital Thursday morning and a police report was lodged.

Police now want to question the parents, in their early 30s, from a longhouse in southern Sarawak who came to Miri to work and were now renting a house at a low-cost housing scheme along the Sarawak-Brunei highway some 12kms north of the city centre.

Concerned relatives had found the baby unconscious in the house and had rushed him to the hospital at about 3am on Wednesday.

Miri Deputy Police Chief Supt Ismail Paduka Idris confirmed Thursday that the baby had died in the morning.

"We (police) are investigating claims that the parents had indulged in a prolonged drinking spree and had neglected the baby in the process.

"Initial probe showed that the baby might have been so severely neglected that he suffered fatal consequences. We want to find out whether this was due to carelessness or criminal neglect.

"We will be taking statements from the parents and from neighbours and relatives to find out what actually happened," he said, adding that police have yet to detain the parents.

Asked if there were any signs of physical abuse on the baby, he said police are still investigating all aspects.

The couple have another child, a three-year daughter.

2 comments:

bengodomon said...

that is too much - even Gunta' and his wife do not stoop so low!

bebek said...

i agree... even the great Gunta is very loving towards his children and wife!!!!!!!!!

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