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Updated: July 5, 2012 09:13 IST

Baby dies of suffocation

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TRAGEDY STRIKES: Parents of 20-month-old Anvita, who died reportedly due to
asphyxia while being fed by a baby-sitter, grieve, in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Photo: G. Ramakrishna
The Hindu TRAGEDY STRIKES: Parents of 20-month-old Anvita, who died reportedly due to asphyxia while being fed by a baby-sitter, grieve, in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Photo: G. Ramakrishna

Tragedy struck a working couple when their 20-month-old baby girl died reportedly due to asphyxia while being fed milk mixed with slices of roti by the baby-sitter at L.B. Nagar on Wednesday.

An accountant with Aurobindo’s corporate office, Lava Kumar, and his wife working in a private company, left their daughter, Anvita, at Laxmi baby care centre in Alkapuri around 8.30 a.m. before starting for their offices. The couple gave a bottle of milk mixed with pieces of roti to be given to the kid, the L.B. Nagar Inspector, P. Srinivas Reddy, said.

“I started feeding the milk to the baby when she suddenly became suffocated. I was scared and rushed the baby to nearby corporate hospital where doctors declared her dead,” the baby-sitter, Laxmi, told the police.

Kumar was passing by Chaitanyapuri when he got the phone call from Ms. Laxmi who said the baby was serious.

“Everything was over before we reached the hospital. They showed me the baby’s body on arrival,” cried Kumar. A case of rash and negligent act resulting in death was registered against Ms. Laxmi following a complaint from the girl’s father.

The body was handed over to the parents after performing autopsy. The forensic doctors didn’t confirm the cause of death. Sources said that the doctors found pieces of roti in the baby’s throat and surmise she died of asphyxia.

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This is a tragedy. I do not find any fault with day care as day cares here in USA also can not do with the food habits or foods provided by Indian parents. They are in hurry of their jobs and least bothered about kids food. Mix rotis with milk is bad as baby tried to drink more milk and in process rotis get struck. I heard many stories that Indian mothers do not know how to feed their kids hence we can not blame day care centers.

from:  kumar
Posted on: Jul 6, 2012 at 23:40 IST

"The couple gave a bottle of milk mixed with pieces of roti to be given to the kid" - This is total negligence starting with the Girl's parents. Parents should also be booked under negligence.

from:  Naveen
Posted on: Jul 6, 2012 at 02:58 IST

Very sad to see such incident,Proves 100% neglegence by daycare.
We need strict laws & regulations to run a Daycare Center and qualified caretaker’s .
May be this is the time Government should realize to keep an eye on the schools & daycares that are run by private organizations.

from:  sailaja .k
Posted on: Jul 5, 2012 at 11:41 IST
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