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Malaysian baby dies after parents' drinking binge: report

world Updated: Mar 27, 2009 11:54 IST

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A Malaysian baby who died at less than one month of age may have starved to death after his drunken parents allegedly forgot to feed him, a report said on Friday.

The Star daily said relatives found the infant unconscious at his home in Sarawak state on Borneo island, and that he was rushed to hospital but died in the intensive care unit.

"We are investigating claims that the parents had indulged in a prolonged drinking spree and had neglected the baby," police superintendent Ismail Paduka Idris told the daily.

"Initial investigations show that the baby might have been so severely neglected that he suffered fatal consequences," he said.

The Star said the parents, aged in their early 30s, also have a three-year-old daughter.