The 17 month old baby was left in the car for more than eight hours while the 56 year old grandfather went to work and returned to find the child lifeless.
The elderly man left his Old Quinam Road, Aquat Village, home to attend work at Petrotrin’s Clarke Road, Penal facility, where he is employed as an electrical foreman.
He placed the infant in the car and was supposed to have dropped off the child at the home of a relative who was the regular baby-sitter.
However, the man reported for duty at around 7.30 a.m. and the child was left in the car which was parked at the Company’s Parking lot.
When he returned to the vehicle at 4 p.m. he found the infant unresponsive. Paramedics were called in but the child was already dead. They believe the child died from hyperthermia due to the extreme heat.
Investigations are continuing.