A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy died after plunging from 8th-floor office window after “his parents forgot him and drove home”.
The tragic child fell asleep inside his parents’ workplace in Singapore before waking to realise that he was locked inside and jumped out in panic, a family friend said.
Soo Jia He’s mum, who gave her name only as Ms Hu, told Chinese-language newspaper Shin Min Daily News: “Our home is only a five-minute drive from the office. I couldn’t believe that when we rushed back to the office, we would see my son’s body lying on the ground floor.”
According to Shin Min, the boy’s parents had taken him and his brother to their office that day, and he had fallen asleep while they did some work at their education centre.
When it was time to leave, the boy’s father switched off the lights in the office and they drove home with his older brother.
Only when they arrived at the carpark of their home – only a five minutes drive – did they realise that they had left their son behind.
A friend of the family told the Straits Times that the mother believes the boy may have panicked after seeing their car drive away and fallen out the window.
It is a tragic accident that nobody could have foresaw”, Mr Soo told Straits Times at the boy’s wake on Sunday night. He said both he and his wife had not slept since the accident the day before.
He said: “We don’t know for sure how it happened, but all that does not matter now, the end result is still the same.
“Just like that, our son is gone. How are we going to be okay again?