Tuesday September 18, 2012

Baby was alive when thrown

Whisked away: The woman covering her face as she’s led from the Petaling Jaya magistrate’s court.

PETALING JAYA: The newborn baby girl was still alive when she was flung out from one of the upper floors of the Desa Mentari flats on Malaysia Day.

Petaling Jaya OCPD Asst Comm Arjunaidi Mohamed said post-mortem results revealed that the baby died of severe head injuries. “A 20-year-old woman has been remanded for seven days to facilitate investigations,” he said, adding that police had classified the case as murder under Section 302 of the Penal Code.

“Initial investigations reveal that the woman is not married and gave birth on her own while alone at home on Sunday,” he said, adding that she was involved in a relationship.

A resident of the flats, S. Chandran, 37, who came out to inspect the baby girl’s remains, said her umbilical cord was still intact and there was blood on the body.

“When I took a closer look, she looked like a cute girl,” he said, adding that the side of the baby’s head was crushed from the fall.

Chandran, who has been living there since 2003, said a mentally-disabled boy had also fallen to his death at the same flats several years ago.

Based on witness accounts, police searched several floors of the flats and arrested the 20-year-old woman on the third floor.

It is learnt that the woman’s family told the police they were unaware that she was pregnant.