Newborn boy found dead at surau veranda

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017

KLANG: A newborn boy was found dead at a veranda of a surau at Jalan Sungai Udang here Wednesday morning.

The baby was covered with a brown towel and left on a table when he was discovered at about 5.30am by a man who had gone to the surau for morning prayers.

South Klang OCPD Asst Comm Alzafny Ahmad said the baby was clean and the umbilical cord was still attached to his body.

The boy was certified dead by doctors at the surau, ACP Alzafny said.

"The witness first saw a plastic bag with a package wrapped with cloth inside, and he later discovered that there was a baby boy in the package," said ACP Alzafny.

He added that the baby could have been born about 10 hours before he was left at the surau.

"The surau’s gate was unlocked and there was no CCTV installed. No identification documents were found on the baby. The forensics team found no injuries on him,"  said ACP Alzafny.

The case is being investigated for concealment of birth by secretly disposing the dead body under Section 318 of the Penal Code.


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