Monitor lizards caught feeding on infant's corpse

Monitor lizards caught feeding on infant's corpse
PHOTO: The Straits Times

KOTA KINABALU: A grisly discovery of two monitor lizards feeding on the corpse of an infant has shocked villagers at a water settlement in the east coast Semporna district.

Semporna police chief Supt Peter Umbuas said they were alerted of the incident at about 3.34pm yesterday.

He said the corpse was noticed by a villager who was bathing her children.

Supt Peter said the woman saw the two reptiles at a rubbish pile near her house feeding on what appeared to be an infant's corpse.

After alerting her neighbours they then shooed away the monitor lizards and placed the remains of the infant in a container and called the police.

Supt Peter said the corpse had been sent to the district hospital for a post-mortem.

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