Published January 13, 2015
A two-year-old girl is dead and her sibling and cousin are in critical condition after her parents left the children in a hot car in India because they didn't want to be bothered with the youngsters while shopping.
Police say Ishtaq Khan and his wife, Unnas locked their two children—two-year-old Mahima and three-year-old Parwana-- and their five-year old nephew, Farhan, in a closed car and went shopping in Ramgarh town, The Times of India reports.
"When the couple didn't return even after an hour, the panicked children started banging on the windows in desperation. Some passersby gathered there and saw the children. They tried to break open the window. However, Khan and his wife (were) also reached by then. By that time Mahima had fainted," said the officer.
Upon returning to the car, Khan opened the door and the rushed the kids to a hospital, where doctors declared Mahima dead.
Police told The Times that Parwana and Farhan were admitted to the ICU at a hospital in Ramgarh but due to the severity of their conditions, they were moved to a hospital in Alwar, where they remain in serious condition.
Khan told officers he thought the kids would bother him if he brought them shopping.
"He didn't want them to roam around in the market so he locked them in the car,” said a police officer.
Police didn't say what charges the parents will face.