Youths save abandoned baby who survived cold night in Terengganu


KUALA TERENGGANU: Two youths almost jumped out of their skins once they discovered an abandoned baby at a roadside pavilion (wakaf) round midnight on Monday (Dec 27).

Setiu OCPD Deputy Supt Afandi Hussin, stated they’d stopped their automobile in Kampung Tayor, Sungai Tong at 12.45am to permit the engine to chill down once they heard a wierd sound.

“They heard crying which they initially thought was a cat meowing. Upon checking they discovered a baby however ran off as a result of they thought they had been being tricked by an evil spirit (makhlus halus),” he stated when contacted on Tuesday (Dec 28).

DSP Afandi stated the youths returned to the pavilion, positioned round 1km from a housing space, at 6am to seek out the baby nonetheless there.

He stated the new child weighing 3kg and along with her umbilical wire nonetheless connected, was swaddled with a shawl (tudung) and shivering.

She didn’t appear like she had accidents and will have been discovered not lengthy after being born.

DSP Afandi stated the youths introduced the baby to the home of a good friend’s household earlier than making a police report.

“The baby has been referred to Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah, Kuala Terengganu for additional procedures,” he stated, whereas including that the case might be investigated beneath Section 317 of the Penal Code.- Bernama

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