Grandma saves baby from mum

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  • Saturday, 11 Apr 2015

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A GRANDMOTHER fled with her grandchild in her arms in a bid to save the baby from his knife-wielding mother, reported Harian Metro.

The 30-year-old woman, who ran amok and attempted to hack her husband with a machete at their home in Jinjang Utara, Kuala Lumpur, is believed to be suffering from postpartum depression.

Neighbours who came to the grandmother’s aid also tried to enter the house to help the husband but were thwarted when the woman threatened to kill him.

One of the neighbours, Muham­mad Akhmal Zabri, 24, said he heard the husband shouting at the grandmother to escape with the baby.

“The woman then threatened to kill her husband if the baby was not returned to her,” he said, adding that police arrived just in time to take the woman to a nearby station.

> A former policeman was shocked to find a white paper bag atop his car containing a baby boy, reported Sinar Harian.

The discovery was made after the 64-year-old performed the Isyak prayers at a mosque in Rawang on Thursday.

The man then informed the mosque committee before sending the infant to Hospital Selayang.

Gombak OCPD Asst Comm Ali Ahmad urged anyone with information to assist police in investigations.

> The local entertainment world was abuzz with news of Akademi Fantasia 8 winner Adira’s engagement to Shahrul Nasrun Kamaruddin, Kosmo! reported.

The news broke when Shahrul, who is president of youth non-governmental organisation Gerakan Belia Gagasan 1Malaysia, posted it on his Instagram account.

Adira, whose real name is Siti Adira Suhaimi, apologised for keeping the engagement a secret.

“It was a request of both our families,” she said at the launch of her album Untuk Cinta.

Adira said she hoped the wedding would take place in September, the month she was born, but “it might happen in two or three years’ time”.

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