Nepalese woman arrested after baby found dead at hostel

ALOR GAJAH (Bernama): The police have arrested a Nepalese woman for allegedly concealing the birth of her baby, who was found dead at a hostel for foreign workers of a factory here.

Alor Gajah district police chief Supt Arshad Abu said police went to the scene following a report lodged by one of the factory workers at 9.10 am on Wednesday (Sept 22).

He added that when police personnel arrived at the scene, the body of a baby boy with the umbilical cord still intact was found in a black plastic bag on a bed at the hostel.

Supt Arshad said in a statement on Thursday (Sept 23) that the 28-year-old woman had requested to be sent to a clinic at about 1.30 am last Monday (Sept 20).

“Suspecting the woman had a miscarriage, the clinic referred her to the Alor Gajah Hospital which then transferred her to Melaka Hospital,” he said, adding that police arrested the woman at about noon yesterday.

He said the police were now looking for the woman’s boyfriend, believed to be a Nepalese, to assist with the investigations. – Bernama