Johor Baru teen detained for suspected illegal abortion and dumping foetus
Police have detained a 16-year-old girl suspected of illegally aborting the foetus and dumping it in a box near a cemetery in Johor Bahru, on Thursday (Nov 13).
The police discovered the foetus inside a box placed under a bamboo tree.
The teenager was tracked down by police and detained for questioning.
Johor Baru Selatan district police chief Assistant Commissioner Sulaiman Salleh said that the suspect is a student in one of the schools there.
An investigation revealed that the 16-year-old committed the illegal abortion at a private hospital in the city.
Source: New Straits Times Online