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Student arrested for dumping baby

KUANTAN, 29 May 2009: A female student of a religious secondary school, near here, was arrested after admitting that she had dumped her baby boy near a house in Balok Makmur yesterday.

Kuantan police chief ACP Mohd Jasmani Yusoff said the 16-year-old’s mother had brought her daughter to the Kuantan police headquarters around 11am.

“The student confessed to her action and was arrested under Section 318 of the Penal Code for concealing the birth. However, she has been sent to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) today for post-partum treatment,” he said when met by reporters, here, today.

He said the student had also filed a police report stating that she was raped by a friend which led to her pregnancy.

“Police are investigating the student’s report,” he said.

Yesterday, the body of a newborn baby boy was found wrapped in newspaper with a note in a village in Balok Makmur.

The body was found by villager Mohd Hafiz Ismail, 32, near his house while he was going out to work.  

The note said, “please bury him as I am unable to.” — Bernama

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