Date
24 May 2017
Authorities have questioned the parents of a 2-year-old girl who died from bleeding in the brain. The picture inset shows the father being led away by the police before he was released without charge. Photos: HKEJ, Apple Daily
Authorities have questioned the parents of a 2-year-old girl who died from bleeding in the brain. The picture inset shows the father being led away by the police before he was released without charge. Photos: HKEJ, Apple Daily

Parents quizzed after 2-year-old girl dies of brain hemorrhage

Authorities in Hong Kong are investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl who died on Wednesday after suffering bleeding in the brain.

The toddler’s parents have been questioned by the police amid suspicions that the girl bled internally after being shaken violently by someone, Apple Daily reported.

The child, who was born in Hong Kong and bears the surname Tsui, was living with her parents and four-year-old sister in a 100-square-foot subdivided flat at Nam Shing Street in Tai Po.

She was taken to the Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital on Monday after she fell unconscious at her home.

The girl’s mother is said to be a Hong Kong resident while the father is a mainlander.

No external injuries were found on the girl, but an initial diagnosis revealed that she had suffered bleeding in the brain.

As her condition was deemed serious, the child was transferred to the Princess Margaret Hospital’s pediatric intensive care unit, where she passed away Wednesday morning.

Suspecting that the brain hemorrhage happened as someone violently shook the girl, hospital officials alerted the police.

Authorities are now treating it as a case of “cruelty to a child”.

Meanwhile, the girl’s parents appeared traumatized by the events, collapsing onto the hospital floor and wailing loudly over the loss of their child.

According to the parents, their daughter was standing on a chair before she fell and apparently suffered some internal injuries.

After hearing a loud bang, the mother came to the room and found her child on the floor. As she appeared unconscious, the mom tried to wake her up.

Authorities suspect the child may have been shaken violently, resulting in the bleeding in the brain. 

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