A newborn baby was found dead in a toilet bowl in Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital in Kuantan.
Kuantan OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Jasmani Yusoff said hospital personnel have detained the baby's 16-year-old mother for investigations, reported Berita Harian.
He said she confessed that she left the baby to drown after giving birth early on Thursday morning.
"The suspect, who goes to a school nearby, was in the hospital to take care of her mother who has cancer.
"When she unexpectedly gave birth, the suspect is believed to have panicked and then tried to flush her baby down the toilet, which resulted in its head being stuck in the bowl," said ACP Mohd Jasmani who added that firemen had to break the toilet bowl to retrieve the body.