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Father reverses 4WD and kills child at home
Published on: Thursday, May 30, 2024
By: Bernama
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Father reverses 4WD and kills child at home
Besut police chief Abdul Rozak Muhammad advised parents and guardians to exercise more caution with their children. (Bernama pic)
JERTIH: A 20-month-old boy was killed after he was knocked down by a four-wheel-drive vehicle driven by his father at their home in Kampung Wakaf Kubor in Kampung Raja today.

Besut police chief Abdul Rozak Muhammad said the incident occurred around 9.30am when the boy’s father was reversing his vehicle after washing it in the house compound.

“The man did not realise that his son, who had been playing with a mobile phone on the stairs of the house, had moved towards the vehicle, resulting in the boy being hit,” he said in a statement today.

Rozak said the father took his son to the Gong Medang health clinic, but the boy was pronounced dead at 10.30am.

He added that the case is being investigated under Section 31 (1) of the Child Act 2001 and Section 41(1) of the Road Transport Act 1987.

He reminded parents and guardians of young children to exercise greater caution and be better aware when driving their vehicles in their house compound.

“They must not leave children outside the house without supervision to prevent unwanted incidents from occurring,” he said.

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