Clogged toilet led to discovery of newborn baby’s body in Malaysia

KUANTAN (Bernama) – A clogged toilet and the colour of the water that turned red led to the discovery of the body of a newborn baby boy at the Kuantan Sentral Bus Terminal yesterday.

A taxi driver Wan Subhi Wan Jusoh, 54, said he and his three friends were chatting at about 9am when a cleaning woman shouted at them, saying the toilet was clogged with water mixed with blood.

“When flushing the toilet, it causes the water to spill out. At first, we thought someone threw a sanitary pad, but upon checking, we saw an umbilical cord. One of us used a wire to remove the umbilical cord.

“Even after removing, the toilet was still clogged until we suspected there must be a baby trapped since there was an umbilical cord and contacted the police,” he told Bernama.

Kuantan District Police Chief ACP Mohamad Noor Yusof Ali said the toilet has been closed to the public since September 19 for maintenance and upgrading purposes.

“A closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage at the terminal found a woman in black entering the toilet at 5.58am with a luggage bag. She came out 30 minutes later.”

The remains of the baby were sent to the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital for a post mortem.