MELAKA: The police have detained a 20-year-old mother of an infant for abandoning her lifeless baby boy at a mosque in Pasir Puteh, Bachang, here.
Melaka Tengah OCPD Asst Comm Afzanizar Ahmad said the woman was detained at 2pm on Tuesday (April 16) after receiving information from a community leader in the village.
He said the baby was found dead with injuries on his nose, bruises on his face and also bodily injuries.
ACP Afzanizar said the police believed the baby could have died about two hours before he was discovered by a man at 6.45am on Tuesday.
He said there was a white piece of paper at the side of the body, stating that the child was born on April 13.
ACP Afzanizar added that the investigating officer is waiting for a hospital report on the actual cause of death.