Body of aborted baby found on busy Port Klang bridge

DAWN CHAN


PORT KLANG: The body of a baby boy, believed to have been aborted at six months, was discovered on the busy Jalan Parang bridge here, yesterday morning.

The foetus, stuffed in a black plastic bag, was spotted by a land surveyor who was carrying out maintenance work along the bridge at about 9.50am.

Muhammad Nurilham Khairudeen, 26, an employee of Widad Builder Sdn Bhd, lodged a police report immediately after making his grisly discovery.

Klang Utara district police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Yusoff Mamat said a forensic investigation team was subsequently deployed to the scene.

"(Investigators believe that the baby boy was) aborted at about six months. (His) placenta was still attached. There were injuries and wounds on his stomach, and we are still determining what caused them.

"The body was sent to the Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Hospital, where a post-mortem will be performed tomorrow," said Yusoff.

He added that the case is being investigated under Section 318 of the Penal Code for concealment of birth by secret disposal of a dead body.

Yusoff urged any maternity hospital or clinic, which had performed an abortion recently, to come forward and assist in investigations.