PATHUM THANI – A four-year-old girl left alone and uncared for in her parents townhouse has been rescued after being without food or care for three days.
Here cries were finally heard by neighbours, who entered the house and then called police about 11 o’clock on Tuesday night.
The young girl, who officials called â€œBeeâ€ to protect her identity, looked frightened and exhausted when she was taken from the two-storey townhouse at a housing estate in tambon Khlong Sam late on Tuesday night, said Â Pol Capt Chumphol Songngarm, deputy investigation chief at Khlong Luang district police station.
Neighbours had quickly provided the young child with drinking water and food.
The girl had bruises on her body and told people she her mother often beat her with a clothes-hanger if she urinated in her bed. Her parents were not to be found.
Neighbour Chawalit Chatchai-anan , 44, told the Khaosod: â€œI had never seen the parents. They kept themselves to themselves and always entered and left the property quietly.
Chavalit Chatchai-anand, 44, said other neighbours told him they heard a girl crying and shouting for help on the second floor of the townhouse.
They went inside the house next door and spoke through the connecting wall to the young girl, telling her to go downstairs and open the door of her house.
The girl understood and did as was suggested, said Sub Lt Chavalit. When questioned by police, the girl said she did not know what her parents were doing or where they were.
Pol Capt Chumphol said the girl was now in the care of the Prachabodi Centre, a welfare centre for women and children. She had also been taken to a hps[ital for a medical check. Police would summon her parents for questioning.