Newborn Baby Buried Alive by Indonesian Father

9 January 2008
Johor Baru

A 38-year-old Indonesian labourer was remanded for allegedly burying his newborn baby girl alive at a forest in Kampung Sungai Tiram, Ulu Tiram, yesterday.

The suspect’s 20-year-old girlfriend had delivered the baby at 4am, after which he wrapped the newborn in a blanket. The two had been living in a garage with an 18-month-old son. The suspect had then buried the newborn in an 80cm deep hole near their home.

The girlfriend’s parents had visited their daughter yesterday and became suspicious when they did not see the baby after their daughter had given birth. The parents then lodged a police report and both the Indonesian, who had entered Malaysia illegally two years ago, and the girlfriend were detained to assist in investigations.

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