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Infant dies after hitting head on toilet

Posted by jtsmyth8 on January 10, 2008

An Indonesian maid did not tell her employers that their baby boy had knocked his head against the toilet bowl while she was bathing him until almost six hours later, a coroner’s court heard.Two-month-old Jordan Teo Ka Jun died of bleeding in the membrane of the skull as a result on Sept 10 last year.

On Thursday, the maid, Ms Lasini, 25, named a potential defendant at an inquiry into baby Jordan’s death, elected to remain silent.

The investigating officer, Staff Sergeant Junior Leow, from Ang Ko Kio Police Division, said the maid had fed the baby that morning at her employers’ flat in Hougang Street 52 before bathing him in the master bedroom toilet. (story)


2 Responses to “Infant dies after hitting head on toilet”

  1. Nameless said

    I am a firm believer that when taking care of children you must be open and not afraid to tell the parents the best and the worst that takes place in your care even if it means losing your job. In most cases, parents will understand when mistakes happen but never stay shut when an infant/toddler or child gets hurt, it can cost them their lives. If the maid would have said something imediately, that baby could have lived a long life. It is a shame that this is just one of the many tragedies that take place in this world. – WAKE UP HUMANS and BE FOR REAL!!!

  2. jtsmyth8 said

    Children are our most precious resource. I’ve never liked having someone else look after my kids especially when they are still infants but sometimes you have to cut corners when you have 2 working parents. Please take extra care when you hire someone to look after your children.

    Thanks for your comment.

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