Local man, foreign woman arrested for allegedly dumping dead baby near mosque

PETALING JAYA: A local man and a foreign woman have been arrested for dumping the body of a baby near a mosque at Sungai Way here.

Deputy Petaling Jaya OCPD Supt Ku Mashariman Ku Mahmood said the incident occurred at 8.48pm on Sunday (Nov 22).

"A 32-year-old man, who is an imam at the mosque, found the body of a baby girl wrapped in plastic near one of the tyres of his car, which was parked in front of the mosque.

"Initial investigations revealed there was also a note placed with the body asking for the mosque's help to arrange for a funeral and burial for the baby.

"The note stated the person was disowned by the family because of the baby, saying the person could not bear to see the body of the baby while adding that there was no money to take the child to hospital," Supt Ku Mashariman said.

He added that the baby was believed to be at least four months old.

"Based on information and checks of the mosque CCTV, a police team managed to track down and arrest a 25-year-old man and a 26-year-old foreign woman at a hotel along Jalan SS3/39," he said, adding that both suspects confessed to leaving the body of the baby outside the mosque.

Supt Ku Mashariman said both suspects have been remanded for four days to help with investigations for disposing the body of a child.

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