Newborn baby boy found abandoned in front of house

Abdul Wahib said the baby was taken to the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital in Batu Pahat and was now in a stable condition. — IStock.com pic via AFP
Abdul Wahib said the baby was taken to the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital in Batu Pahat and was now in a stable condition. — IStock.com pic via AFP

JOHOR BARU, Jan 29 — A newborn baby boy was found abandoned in front of a house in Jalan Pulai, Taman Batu Pahat, Batu Pahat early yesterday.

Batu Pahat district police chief ACP Abdul Wahib Musa said the baby, who was only wrapped in a towel, was discovered by the 52-year-old landlady of the house about 6.30am.

“She heard a baby crying outside the house before she went out to check, and saw the baby in front of the gate.

“The woman then asked a passer-by to contact the police and hospital,” he said in a statement here yesterday.

Abdul Wahib said the baby was taken to the Sultanah Nora Ismail Hospital in Batu Pahat and was now in a stable condition.

Members of the public with information about the incident are urged to contact the Batu Pahat district police headquarters at 07-4343999, 07-4363300 or investigating officer Insp Wan Zahidah at 018-2213037 to facilitate investigations. — Bernama

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