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WHAT COULD HAVE CAUSED THE SKULL FRACTURES

It is likely that the skull fractures found on the four-month-old baby were caused by the impact of his head hitting the ground or the frame of the stroller, a police officer told a coroner's inquiry into the child's death yesterday.

Investigation officer Staff Sergeant Eugene Chua said: "The folding and collapse of the baby stroller was a result of (it) not being properly locked and secured when (the baby's aunt's) own 21-month-old son pushed on it."

The aunt, 29, and her fiance, 22, who were both jobless, did not give the baby immediate medical attention as he did not show that he was in pain after the stroller fell on the floor.

"Based on the evidence uncovered in the course of police investigations, (officers) do not suspect any foul play in the death of (the baby)," said Staff Sgt Chua.