KUALA LUMPUR - A 26-year-old Indonesian maid was arrested after she confessed to slaying her newborn baby with a pair of scissors.
Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Rashid Abdul Wahab said the woman was brought to the Serdang Hospital at around midnight on Sunday after she complained of severe pain in her abdomen.
"Her employers, who were unaware that she had just given birth in a room in their house, brought her to the hospital to seek medical attention.
"After close inspection by the doctors, the maid admitted to delivering a baby a few hours ago," ACP Abdul Rashid said.
He said that a police report was lodged after the maid told the doctors that she had flushed the newborn baby down a toilet in her employers' house.
"However, the forensics team found no traces of the newborn in the toilet. The team eventually found the dead baby in a room along with a pair of scissors.
"The maid then admitted to using the scissors to slit the baby's throat," he said.
ACP Abdul Rashid added that the child's father, a Nepalese national, was unavailable to have his statement recorded as he had returned to his country.
The maid's employers declined to be interviewed when met at their Taman Kajang Baru residence where the woman had worked for over two years.
In an unrelated incident, police detained a university student in her 20s for purportedly killing her newborn baby after giving birth in a dormitory at Bandar Seri Putra in Kajang.
ACP Abdul Rashid said the student put the dead baby in a garbage bag before disposing it at the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan in Cheras on Saturday.
The student then took a bus to Malacca and threw away her bloodstained clothes at a resort where she stayed overnight.
She reportedly left Malacca at around 9am the next day and met a university warden upon arriving in Kajang.
The warden later lodged a police report following the student's confession.
ACP Abdul Rashid said that the wounds on the baby's head led police to believe that she was killed after delivery.
He added that the two suspects would be remanded until March 28 to facilitate investigations.