Body of newborn found dumped in dustbin near KL hospital

Body of newborn found dumped in dustbin near KL hospital

KUALA LUMPUR- The remains of a day-old baby girl were dumped in a dustbin near the Ampang Hospital.

The police, however, did not find any evidence that the infant was born at the hospital.

"We believe the baby was not born in any hospital as the umbilical cord was not intact and the infant did not have any injection marks," said Ampang Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Khairuldin Saad.

A post-mortem on the baby also did not find any sign of external or internal injuries, he told The Star.

ACP Khairuldin said a cleaner who went to replace a garbage bag found the remains of the newborn in the bin, which was placed outside the hospital, at about 6.30am yesterday.

"She was shocked to see the remains of the infant," he said, adding that the dead baby was wrapped in a blue baju kurung.

ACP Khairuldin said the woman quickly informed the hospital's security staff, who then contacted the police.

The body was sent to Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital (HUKM) for a post-mortem.

He said the post-mortem found that the infant was born alive and normal less than 24 hours before she was abandoned.

ACP Khairuldin said the police were investigating the cause of the infant's death, adding that there were no witnesses at the time of the incident.

The case is classified as concealment of birth by secret disposal, under Section 318 of the Penal Code.

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