Teenager picked up by police to assist with baby dumping case

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SONG, Nov 19: A 16-year-old girl was picked up by the police to assist with the investigation of the case of a newborn baby boy found behind the back of a house in Jalan Mission here.

The Form 4 student, according to Song district police chief DSP Rowney Michael Jalak, admitted today to being the mother of the baby.

“The girl admitted to delivering the baby between 7am and 9am and abandoned it in the bushes some 10 metres away from the rented house,” he said.

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The girl was detained at 6.30pm yesterday, about nine hours after the baby was found.

Rowney said the police was earlier informed by a 34-year-old construction worker that his sister heard a baby crying from the back of their rented house at 9am.

“They went to check and found a baby in the bushes. Its umbilical cord was still intact and covered in blood, ” he said.

A police team rushed to the scene and took the 2.5kg baby to the Song health clinic.

According to Rowney, the girl was sent to Kapit Hospital for further treatment.

Police are now looking for the girl’s boyfriend to assist with the investigation of the case.

The girl’s boyfriend, believed to be aged 15 to 16, is a school dropout.

The case is being investigated under Section 317 of the Penal Code for child abandonment. — DayakDaily

 

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