MIRI: The body of a baby boy and a female foetus were discovered by police here in the early hours of the morning in two separate places.
The four-month-old boy was found dumped on the beach just metres away from the turbulent South China Sea. The body was found inside a cardboard box under a tree at the beach that is popular for jogging and kite-flying. It is located about 1km from the Lutong Bazaar.
Members of the public who spotted the baby reported the matter to police near midnight. A police source said a team went to the site and found the dead baby, adding that the authorities had yet to determine the time and cause of death.
In the other incident, a seven-month-old female foetus was found early yesterday morning inside the house of a 23-year-old unmarried woman.
The house is located in a kampung near the Lutong Bazaar.
The jobless woman was said to have been rushed to the Miri Hospital by relatives when she bled profusely late Tuesday night.
A hospital source said the staff members suspected something amiss and questioned her but to no avail.
This prompted them to call the police, who went to see the woman.
The remains of the foetus was found in a bedroom.
The source said the woman revealed that she gave birth while bathing on Tuesday.
The remains of both the baby and the foetus were sent to Miri Hospital for a post-mortem.
Miri police chief ACP Jamaluddin Ibrahim and his deputy Supt Ismail Paduka Idris could not be reached for comments as both were outstation yesterday.
it pains me when i read this...how inhumane can some people be!??? if it's just so unwanted, why can't they atleast leave the babies somewhere safe, somewhere where some good Samaritans are bound to find them babies...
& here, are those people who's been given the 'fruit' but simply throw them away...& what's even worse is that we come across this kind of news everyday & i very much find this whole issue very upsetting...enough said.