Foul smell leads to discovery of dead infant in rubbish bag


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 2 May 2019

LANGKAWI (Bernama): A foul smell led to the sad discovery of a dead infant in a black rubbish bag by a villager at Kampung Dato Syed Nahar, Kuah.

Based on testimony, the bag had been lying there for three to four days and was ignored before an unpleasant odour was detected by the villager.

“The person opened the bag and discovered something resembling a baby inside and infested with maggots. The police were then alerted,” said Langkawi district police chief Supt Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim in a statement on Thursday (May 2).

Investigations reveal that the sex or age of the baby can't be determined because of the state of decomposition.

A post-mortem will be done at Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar on Friday (May 3), he said. -Bernama

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