Jogger runs into abandoned newborn boy

GEORGE TOWN: A jogger who checked a ‘moving’ plastic bag in front of a house in Changkat Minden in Gelugor was shocked to find a newborn baby boy, wrapped in white cloth, inside.

The jogger, who declined to be identified, quickly alerted the house occupant, Sathya Devi, 69, who called the police.

The infant, who was found soaked in blood and with the umbilical cord still intact, was believed to be born not more than 24 hours ago.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Gan Kong Meng said the baby, who was found at about 7am, was rushed to the Penang Hospital, adding that the 2.9kg boy was reported to be in good condition. Those with information of the baby’s mother or caretakers can call the police at 04-2691999.

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