Another baby dumping case in Penang

GEORGE TOWN, April 17 — A baby girl, with her umbilical cord still intact, was found in front of an ironmonger’s shop at Lorong Perak, here today.

Northeast District Police chief ACP Mior Faridalatrash Wahid said they received a call from the public at 8.10am informing them that a baby was found.

“The baby with the umbilical cord still intact was wrapped in a white cloth and t-shirt. No injuries were found on the baby’s body.

“The baby weighing 2.1 kilogrammes and with fair skin, was sent to the Penang Hospital for further treatment,” he said here today.

Yesterday, a man found a baby girl with her umbilical cord intact and wrapped in brown sweater in front of his house at Kampung Masjid here.

Mior Faridalatrash said police will get closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera recording of Lorong Perak to identify the suspect involved in the dumping of the baby.

Further investigation is being conducted under Section 31(1)(a) of the Child Act 2001, and efforts are also made to track the baby’s biological mother.

He urged the public with information about the case to contact the nearest police station to assist in the investigation.

Meanwhile, Southwest District Police acting chief DSP Siti Norsalawati Saad said the baby found yesterday at Teluk Kumbar, was still at Penang Hospital under the care of the Social Welfare Department.

When contacted by Bernama, she said further investigation was still being carried out to locate the baby’s mother. — Bernama

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