Child, left behind in locked car, dies


A two-year-old boy is suspected to have died of suffocation after his father left him in a car with running air-conditioner outside their house in Pattabiram on Sunday afternoon. Police are likely to arrest the father for causing death by negligence.

Pattabiram police sources identified the little boy as Ilamaran, son of Maruti's (25), a resident of Kakkanji Nagar in Pattabiram. The incident took place around 1.15 p.m. when he along with his father was playing inside his father's car parked outside their house. “Maruti who is an owner-cum-driver of a lorry which he drives on contract for the Food Corporation of India godown in Pattabiram, received a phone call from FCI office to collect an advance amount for an assignment. Maruti left immediately leaving the boy in the car with the air-conditioner switched on,” said S. Krishnan, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Pattabiram.

Shortly after he reached the FCI godown, Maruti realised that he had left his son alone in the car and rushed back to find Ilamaran lying unconscious inside. He rushed him to a private hospital nearby where doctors pronounced him as brought dead. The last rites for the child were performed on Monday morning.

The body of the child would be retrieved and sent for post-mortem, sources added.

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