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A father who left his son in a car for more than six hours on one of Sydney's hottest days this summer has spoken about his boy's death for the first time.
Arikh Hasan, three, died last Thursday when his father Newaz left him in the vehicle after forgetting to drop him off at childcare.
Moments earlier he had driven his other son to primary school and spent the remainder of the 35C day working from home in Glenfield, western Sydney.
Mr Hasan only realised his horrific mistake when he returned to the Toyota Corolla to pick his oldest child from school.
Images from the harrowing scene show the distraught dad sitting on the ground with his hands in his head unconsolably crying.
Newaz Hasan (right) has spoken out for the first time after his son Hasan, 3, died last week after being left in the family's car in 35 degree heat for more than six hours after Newaz forgot to drop him at childcare
Mr Hasan was seen breaking down at the scene as the child was declared dead at Glenfield, in Sydney's west last Thursday
'I would normally talk to my son on the way to daycare, you know, we would chat... but because he was asleep this day, the car was silent,' Mr Hasan told The Daily Telegraph.
'I think that silence just made me forget he was there.'
Fully occupied by his job as a senior banking analyst at his home office, the day passed by as normal.
But outside, young Arikh was slowing succumbing to the scorching heat.
Trapped by the car seat restraint, the toddler would also have been unable to open the car doors with child safety locks fitted in the vehicle.
About 3pm he unknowingly got back behind the wheel with Arikh still inside and set off to Glenfield Public School to pick up his eldest son.
It wasn't until he returned to the car after picking up the child that he saw Arikh still strapped into the back car seat.
NSW Police have not charged Mr Hasan but investigations into the tragedy are ongoing (pictured: Mr Hasan's car pictured at the scene)
Tributes were left at the scene as the community mourns the loss of the little boy
'Even talking about it now, I still don't really know how it happened... There was nothing on my mind, I wasn't distracted, nothing... I just forgot,' Mr Hasan said.
'I just want to say to other parents please always be 120 per cent sure where your kids are.'
The father with the help of bystanders got the three-year-old out of the car and rushed him inside a nearby bottle shop where paramedics tried desperately to revive him.
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