Newborn baby girl found dead in drain at village in Kelantan

KOTA BARU: A newborn baby girl was found dead in a drain in a village near Pasir Mas, Kelantan.

Mechanic Mat Jusoh Awang discovered the body when he returned home at Kampung Atas Pengget for lunch at about 1 pm Wednesday (July 11).

"I thought I saw a doll. But when I saw an umbilical cord not far away, I knew it must be a real baby," he said.

Mat Jusoh, 54, alerted villagers and lodged a report at the Nilam Puri police station.

"I am still in shock. I feel sad seeing the baby in such a pitiful state and I do not know who threw it away. I did not see anyone in the vicinity when I went home during lunch hour.

"I was feeding my pet lamb first. I discovered the body when I was about to step into the toilet," he said, adding his wife was at work during the time.

Kelantan police chief Datuk Hasanuddin Hassan confirmed a dead baby girl was found in a drain.

"We are still investigating," he said.

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