ALOR SETAR - A 31-year-old woman who allegedly dismembered her stillborn baby into eight parts has been remanded.
The suspect was served with the remand order from Magistrate's Court registrar Wan Nor Fadzilah Wan Ibrahim at the maternity ward of Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital (HSB) Thursday afternoon.
Her remand was for four days until Sunday to assist investigations under Section 318 of the Penal Code for concealment of birth by secret disposal of a dead body.
Kubang Pasu OCPD Supt Abdul Rahim Abdullah said the suspect would still be hospitalised in HSB for medical checks while under remand.
She was admitted to HSB on Tuesday for bleeding profusely after giving birth.
The woman gave birth on Monday at about 1pm at her grandfather's house in Kampung Manggol, where she allegedly flushed the stillborn's body parts away.
Police have since retrieved all eight body parts from the septic tank and post-mortem results showed that it was a eight-month-old female foetus who died before delivery.