ALOR SETAR - The woman who allegedly dismembered her stillborn baby girl in Kampung Manggol, Jitra, will be remanded until Sunday for further investigations.
The magistrate's court gave a four-day remand order following a request from the police.
Court registrar Wan Nor Fadzilah Wan Ibrahim served the remand order on the 31-year-old woman who is warded at the maternity ward of Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB) here yesterday.
Kubang Pasu OCPD Supt Abdul Rahim Abdullah said she is still undergoing medical checks.
"We are still looking for the sharp weapon used in the case," he added.
The woman was admitted to the hospital due to excessive bleeding on Tuesday.
A doctor found a tear on her private parts and tipped off police on the same day.
Investigations revealed that the woman gave birth on Monday at her grandfather's house in Kampung Manggol, Malau.
The newborn was already dead in the womb before the delivery. The woman panicked when the baby girl was born dead, and allegedly chopped it into eight pieces and flushed it down the toilet.
Police retrieved all the body parts from the septic tank at the back of the house on Wednesday.
The woman was unmarried and lived with her mother in Kampung Tanjung in Binjal, about 5km away from where the incident took place.