KUALA LUMPUR - A 26-year-old Indonesian maid is in custody for allegedly slaying her newborn baby with a pair of scissors on Sunday.
It is learnt that the woman was taken to Hospital Serdang at around midnight after she sought help from her employers about pain in her abdomen.
After doctors had examined her, she admitted to have delivered the baby herself. But she claimed she had flushed the newborn down a toilet.
A police report was lodged by the doctors and police went to the employer's home in Taman Bukit Kajang Baru.
Police found no evidence of the baby having been flushed down the toilet but in the maid's room, they found a dead newborn baby along with a pair of scissors.
The maid told police she had borrowed the scissors from her employers before going into labour.
It is learnt that she had used the scissors to cut the baby's throat.
The maid had been working for her employers for more than two years. It is believed that the father of the baby is of Nepalese descent.
Kajang OCPD Asst Comm Abdul Rashid Abdul Wahab, who confirmed the case, said the man had returned to Nepal.
In another case, police detained a university student in her 20s for allegedly killing her newborn baby after delivering the child in a dormitory at Bandar Seri Putra, Kajang on Saturday.
The student placed the child in a garbage bag before disposing it at the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan, Cheras.
She then bought a ticket to Malacca and threw away her bloodstained clothes at a resort on Sunday.
The student returned to her dormitory the next day when a warden of the university was waiting for her. It is learnt that she told the warden what took place and he lodged a police report.
ACP Abdul Rashid said two suspects have been remanded to assist in investigations.