Indo-Canadian Toddler Dies Under Suspicious Circumstances

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Police cruiser at family home of dead child on Green Meadow Crescent, Sept. 23.

eNiyati Jha died at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children on Sept. 21. The homicide squad and the special victims unit are investigating.

TORONTO – Toronto’s Peel Regional police have identified a three-year-old Indo-Canadian girl from Mississauga who died under suspicious circumstances last week.

Niyati Jha died at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children on Sept. 21.The homicide squad and the special victims unit are investigating, reported Citytv news.

Authorities aren’t releasing details of the incident that led to the child’s death, and the cause of death hasn’t been determined.

“Investigators are awaiting the results of additional forensic and medical evidence. We remain focused on determining, based on the evidence, what caused the death of this young girl,” Insp. George Koekkoek said Tuesday.

Jha was brought to a medical clinic from her Green Meadow Crescent home on Sept. 20. The little girl was then transported to SickKids in critical condition and placed on life support. She died Wednesday, police said.

No charges have been laid.