KUANTAN: A newborn boy with insect bites and his umbilical cord still attached was found on wooden planks near a factory fence in Kampung Peramu here Saturday (April 29).
Kuantan OCP Asst Comm Wan Mohd Zahari Wan Busu said police received a call on the discovery of the baby from the public at 12.10pm Saturday.
He said a 51-year-old woman found the boy about 10m from her house after she went to investigate sounds of a baby crying at about 11.30am.
“The infant still had his umbilical cord attached and there were insect bites on his body," he said in a statement.
“Doctors at the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital estimate that the baby was born less than three hours before the discovery.
"He is still being treated in the paediatric ward of the hospital and is in stable condition,” he said.
The case is being investigated under Section 317 of the Penal Code. - Bernama