Body and foetus found near each other

Body and foetus found near each other

BUKIT MERTAJAM- Two bodies, one a foetus and the other an adult, were found 50m apart near the Sungai Kulim dam entrance in Guar Perahu here.

Police were informed of the dead foetus wrapped in a white cloth behind the river near the Taman Guar Perahu mosque. They rushed to the scene at about 2.45pm on Sunday.

Central Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Rusli Mohd Noor said shortly after, they found another body floating in the water near where the foetus was found.

"Initial investigations show that the adult body could be that of a foreign national. It was found wrapped in a sarong. We have classified the case as sudden death although investigations are still ongoing.

"As for the dead foetus, we are investigating the case under Section 318 of the Penal Code," ACP Rusli said, adding that preliminary investigations suggested that both cases were not related.

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