Body of newborn found in college hostel room

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SEREMBAN: The body of a newborn baby girl was found in a hostel room of a private college here today, according to police.

Seremban Police Chief ACP Muhamad Zaki Harun said a police forensics team rushed to the hostel after being summoned about 2pm.

He said police had earlier received a report from a medical officer of Tuanku Jaafar Hospital that a 22-year-old woman patient had suffered bleeding following a miscarriage.

“The woman was a student of the private college. She was unmarried,” he said in a statement.

He said police questioned the woman and learned that she had given birth to the baby in the toilet and then wrapped the body in a towel and placed it in a plastic bag which she kept in a locker in the room.

The body was found by her roommate today, he said.