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Baby boy abandoned in box in Seri Kembangan bus stop

KUALA LUMPUR: A baby boy was found in a box at a bus stop in Jalan SB Indah 2, Taman Sungai Besi Indah, Seri Kembangan, here, today.

Serdang police chief Assistant Commissioner A.A. Anbalagan said the baby, wrapped in a piece of cloth, was found by a local man, and authorities received a report on the find at 9.25am.

"The adorable baby, believed to be a newborn, was found in a brown box at a bus stop in front of Pangsapuri Sungai Besi Indah, Seri Kembangan. The baby has been taken to the Serdang Hospital for further examination," he said in a statement today.

Anbalagan said efforts to locate witnesses seen in closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage in the nearby area are being actively carried out, and the case is being investigated under Section 317 of the Penal Code for concealing a birth with the intention of abandoning the baby. — BERNAMA

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