Cops seek info on abandoned newborn baby found on pedestrian bridge

Teoh Pei Ying

KUALA LUMPUR: A new-born baby girl with her umbilical cord still attached has been found abandoned in a bag on a pedestrian bridge at Jalan Kampung Pandan off Jalan Imbi on Sunday. Dang Wangi district police chief Assistant Commissioner Shaharudin Abdullah said the baby was found at 2pm by three Alam Flora contract workers, who were cleaning the pedestrian bridge. Shaharudin said the workers found the baby, wrapped in batik, upon checking the bag. “The baby was taken to Kuala Lumpur Hospital (HKL) for examination by Dang Wangi MPV officers. “Examinations revealed that the baby is 2.45kg and is in healthy condition. It is believed the baby was delivered within 24 hours she was found,” he said in a statement today. He said the baby was currently placed at HKL pediatrics ward for a thorough examination before being handed over to the Social Welfare Department. He urged those with information on the case to contact investigating officer, Inspector Afrizal Aizat Md Ariff at 012-788 3138. The case is being investigated under Section 317 of the Penal Code for abandonment of a child. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd