SAMARAHAN: A baby boy was found abandoned on the side of the road on Jalan Batu 9, today.
According to Kota Samarahan district police chief DSP Brodie Brangka, a police report was received at around 1.24pm regarding a finding of a baby.
He said a police team was sent to investigate the incident after a woman found the baby on the side of the road.
He added that the baby boy was sent to Sarawak General Hospital for medical check-up. The baby was in a healthy condition and age about three days.
“So far, we have not made any arrests and the investigation of this incident is still under investigation.
“This case is being investigated under Section 317 of the Penal Code, whereby parents or guardians responsible for children under 12 years old who expose and abandon them, if convicted will be put in prison for up to seven years or a fine or both”.
The police are asking for individuals who know about the incident to come forward to help with the investigation.