Dead baby found in rubbish bag in Malaysia

Dead baby found in rubbish bag in Malaysia

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A baby was abandoned by the road in Langkawi in May 2019. (Photo: Bernama)

LANGKAWI: A dead baby surrounded by maggots was found in a black rubbish bag on Thursday (May 2) in a town in Langkawi, Malaysia. 

A villager discovered the bag by the side of a road in Kampung Dato Syed Nahar, Kuah, after detecting a foul smell.

It is likely that the bag had been lying there for three to four days, Bernama reported. 

“The person opened the bag and discovered something resembling a baby in shape inside and infested with maggots. The police were alerted thereafter,” Langkawi district police chief Supt Mohd Iqbal Ibrahim said in a statement.

The state of decomposition made it impossible to determine the baby's gender, identity or age.

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A postmortem will be done at Hospital Sultanah Bahiyah, Alor Setar on Friday, the district police chief added.

Source: Bernama/aa(gs)