KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A woman threw her newborn baby girl from the 18th floor of a block of flats in Danau Kota, Setapak, immediately after giving birth to the child.
Wangsa Maju OCPD Supt Mohamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif said residents found the infant lying lifeless on the grass and her placenta 30m away at around 8.30am on Monday (Feb 29).
"Police located the mother's unit on the 18th floor of Block C. There was a trail of blood from the toilet to the balcony.
"The 39-year-old woman was renting the unit with a married couple. She was living with her five-year-old daughter.
"She seemed stunned when she was arrested," he added.
Supt Roy said the woman was believed to have given birth to the baby between 3am and 4am on Monday.
The couple renting the unit with her heard screams of pain coming from their shared bathroom and rushed to help the woman.
"They saw her bleeding but had no idea that she had just given birth. They escorted her to her room and tried helping her but she was hostile towards them.
"They said her behaviour changed drastically and she blamed them for helping her. They had no idea that she was pregnant and had always thought that she was big-sized.
"We believe she threw the baby out immediately after giving birth," he said.
Supt Roy said the woman, who is a real estate agent, was from Negri Sembilan and was in the process of divorcing her husband. She started renting the flat unit in November last year.
She has been sent to Kuala Lumpur Hospital to undergo mental assessment.
"We are tracking down her husband to help in the investigations," he said.