Published: Monday January 21, 2013 MYT 8:48:00 PM
Updated: Monday January 21, 2013 MYT 9:14:29 PM
Woman dumps newborn in dustbin
KUANTAN: A woman who gave birth out of wedlock was believed to have thrown her baby into a dustbin at the Sultan Haji Ahmad Hospital(HOSHAH) here while being sent there for treatment.
Temerloh district police chief, ACP Aziz Salleh, said the woman from Pasir Puteh, Kelantan believed to be working at a supermarket in Temerloh, was sent to the hospital by her friends when she complained of stomach ache at about 12.30am last Saturday.
"During treatment, she felt the need to go to the toilet and instead gave birth to the baby while sitting on the toilet bowl.
"She saw the baby dropped into the toilet bowl and believing that the baby was dead, took a plastic sheet to wrap the baby and then threw it in the dustbin," he told reporters here Monday.
He said the birth was realised when a doctor examined the woman and found her abdomen flat.
"The doctor called a nurse and told her to check the toilet. The nurse saw some blood stain near a dustbin and when she opened it, found the dead baby," he added.
Following which, he said, the doctor contacted the police. - Bernama