An investigation is underway following the death of 1 year old girl in her home in in Veitari, Lautoka.

The alleged incident occurred last Thursday.

Police say the victim was left in the care of a relative and on that day the child is alleged to have disappeared from her sight where she had been attending a church service a few meters away from their home.

When the relative searched for her, she allegedly found the child motionless with her head in a bucket which was filled with water a quarter way up.

The child was rushed to the Lautoka Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

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