IPOH: A newborn baby was found abandoned and covered with ants at the Taman Kota bus stop in Taiping.
Taiping OCPD Asst Comm Razlam Ab Hamid said the baby was found by a road user around 10am on Wednesday (May 31).
“The woman who found the baby initially parked her car at the bus stop to take some items out of the bonnet of her car.
“When she stepped out of her vehicle, she overheard the baby crying. The abandoned baby boy was found wrapped in a brown towel and was placed inside a box,” he said in statement on Wednesday.
Comm Razlam said the baby was brought to Taiping Hospital for an immediate medical attention.
“A brief medical examination shows that the baby, weighing at 2.62kg, had a breathing problem and needed intubation.
“He also show signs of dehydration and was given intravenous drip. It is believed that he had some infection and received antibiotics,” he said.
“The baby is currently stable and still receiving treatment at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).”
He added that the police were now investigating the case to determine the suspects who abandoned the baby.
“We urged anyone with information regarding this case to contact the police immediately,” he said.
The case is being investigated under Section 317 of the Penal Code for concealing the birth of a child and intentionally dumping the baby.