Form Four student arrested after Form Three schoolmate gives birth

BAHAU: A Form Four student has been arrested after his Form Three schoolmate gave birth in the school's surau on Tuesday morning.

It is learnt that the student was picked up a short while after the girl was taken to hospital.

Acting Jempol OCPD DSP Azham Shah Azlan said police were investigating the case under section 376 of the Penal Code for statutory rape.

Earlier, the school had called the Jempol Hospital after the 15-year-old student fainted in the surau.

Medical personnel who arrived minutes later were shocked to find an infant lying on the girl's chest.

The baby girl's umbilical cord was still intact when she was found, and both mother and baby were then taken to the hospital for observation.