Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Nabbed over buried baby

MALACCA: Police detained two teenagers, including a female student, on suspicion of burying alive a newborn baby in Taman Melaka Baru, Batu Berendam, near here, last week.

State Criminal Investigation Department chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Adnan Abdullah said they were detained as soon as the girl's parents lodged a report that their daughter had given birth without their knowledge last Wednesday. 

Police were led by the male suspect, believed to be the girl's partner, to a spot near a river at the housing estate and he pointed out where the baby had been buried.

Adnan said the girl's mother realised her daughter had delivered when she noticed that the girl had been bleeding. 

She said she was not satisfied with the explanation from her daughter and took her to a nearby clinic.

Police were investigating the case under Section 318 of the Penal Code for concealment of birth. - nst

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