KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 2 — A Samoan woman was detained by police on suspicion of dumping a newborn baby into a trash bin in a restroom on the National Monument grounds here today.
Dang Wangi District police chief ACP Mohd Fahmi Visunathan Abdullah said police were informed of the discovery of a dead baby by the public around 11am.
“An inspection found that the baby still had its umbilical cord and was wrapped in a shawl inside the bin,” he said when contacted today.
Following the discovery, a Samoan woman aged 33 was detained at a private clinic in Setia Alam around 2pm.
“Investigations revealed that the woman had joined a group to the National Monument and stayed inside the toilet for more than an hour.
“The woman arrived in Malaysia yesterday to attend a health course and today she and her friends were brought for a tour around the city,” Mohd Fahmi said.
According to him, the woman is presently being treated at Kuala Lumpur Hospital while the body of the newborn was sent for post-mortem to the same hospital.
He said the case was being investigated under Section 318 of the Penal Code. — Bernama