Malaysian cops: Infant was alive when flung from 18 storeys

KUALA LUMPUR: A newborn thrown from an 18th floor flat in Danau Kota, Setapak, was alive when her mother allegedly flung her out of the building.

Wangsa Maju OCPD Supt Mohamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif said the post-mortem results ran contrary to a statement from the mother who clai­m­ed the baby girl was stillborn.

He said the suspect, a 39-year-old real estate agent, would be remanded for six days until Sunday.

It was believed the suspect was suffering from postpartum depression at the time of the incident.

"It's a clear cut case and it has been solved," said Supt Roy.

Asked if the mother would be sent for psychiatric evaluation, he said that would be decided in court after charges were made.

Supt Roy said he was aware of a posting from Community Policing Malaysia founder Kuan Chee Heng who alleged that the suspect's five-year-old daughter was left alone in the flat after police took the suspect into custody.

"There was another couple there. Police asked them to care for the girl for that day before making their report at the station.

She was not left alone as the posting implied. The welfare department has taken the girl in," said Supt Roy.