Tuesday July 31, 2012
Baby girl left untended after dad dies of heart attack
Other News & Views by JOSEPH KAOS, BEH YUAN HUI and A.RAMAN
AN 18-month baby girl in Taman Cempaka, Ampang went without food and water for more than 10 hours after her father suffered a fatal heart attack on Friday morning.
It was reported that the baby's mother had gone to work at about 8.30am and was shocked to find her husband dead in the bathroom when she returned in the evening.
The 36-year-old father worked at a moneychanger's and usually went to work after sending his daughter to a babysitter's house nearby, Tamil Nesan reported.
The babysitter had assumed that the father was on leave and was looking after his daughter when he did not bring the girl in the morning.
Her mother rushed the baby to Hospital Kuala Lumpur where she has been admitted in a serious condition.
> Makkal Osai reported that a 44-year-old woman set herself on fire in Tamil Nadu state after police tried to detain her labourer son.
Police said they went to a village to detain Dilibabu, 23, for questioning.
As the police attempted to bring him to the police station, Devayani doused herself in kerosene and set herself on fire.
> A 42-year-old widow in India was allegedly raped in her house for almost a month by a would-be buyer.
The accused, Md Hanif, had entered Noorjahan's house on the pretext of buying it on June 28. He locked her in and allegedly raped her.
He then repeatedly visited her house and had sex with her. But he threatened to kill Noorjahan when she asked him to marry her.
She lodged a report and he was arrested, Malaysia Nanban reported.
Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with this > sign, it denotes a separate news item.