Baby girl found inside bag near Johor flat

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JOHOR BARU - A baby girl was found inside a bag placed wrapped in batik cloth at the side of the road near Flat Sri Anugerah in Larkin here.

Johor Baru (South) OCPD Asst Comm Shahurinain Jais said the baby is about three days old and was found by a 53-year-old housewife at 10.30am on Wednesday (June 12).

The woman had suddenly heard a cry coming from inside a bag that was left at the side of the road.

She then alerted a nearby workshop owner who then called the police.

"The police rushed to the scene and took the baby to the Emergency Department of the Sultanah Aminah Hospital (HSA)," he said in a statement.

He said although the baby was healthy, she would still need to undergo further treatment at the hospital.

ACP Shahurinain said that the case is being investigated under Section 317 of the Penal Code, for intentionally abandoning a child below the age of 12.

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