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Cleaner finds dead baby in Terengganu sewer

A cleaner in Malaysia made a grisly discovery when he found a dead baby while cleaning a sewage pit.

Mr Wan Sazali Wan Sayed found the baby girl with its umbilical cord attached during a routine inspection near University College Bestari in Setiu, Terengganu.

Police forensic teams determined that the baby was born prematurely at about six months and had been abandoned less than 48 hours before its discovery.

Injuries were found on the baby's arm and thigh, sign of damage inflicted by high pressure which have led investigators to believe it was flushed down a toilet.

The sewage pit is located 400m from the college's female dormitory and 100m from the male dorms.

State Criminal Investigation Department chief Assistant Commissioner Wan Abdul Aziz Wan Hamzah said that the body was undergoing a post-mortem at Setiu Hospital and that a detective was searching for a suspect at the college.

Source: The Star Online

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