Woman re-arrested as baby-dumping case reclassified as murder

Bernama

Woman re-arrested as baby-dumping case reclassified as murder



ALOR STAR: The police have re-arrested a female student in connection with the discovery of the body of a newborn baby boy at the hostel of a higher learning institute near Bukit Kayu Hitam last Thursday.

The woman who was released on police bail on Sunday, was re-arrested when a post-mortem on the baby - whose body was found by the public in a toilet bowl - revealed he was born alive.

Kedah CID chief SAC Datuk Mohd Nasir Ya said while the exact cause of death was still under investigation, the police re-classified the case under Section 302 of the Penal Code for murder.

(Earlier, the case was classified under Section 318 of the Penal Code for baby dumping)

In a statement here, Mohd Nasir said the student, in her 20s, was remanded for seven days, beginning today. --Bernama