The Straits Times
Published on Nov 16, 2012

Salesgirl smothers her newborn baby under mattress


KLANG: A salesgirl allegedly smothered her newborn boy under a mattress at a house in Jalan Meru while she was trying to hide the fact that she had given birth from her family members.

However, her older sister, 27, found the lifeless infant under the mattress, a Bernama report said.

The 24-year-old woman was detained by police to assist in investigation after the sister lodged a report.

North Klang OCPD Asst Comm Mohd Shukor Sulong said the woman was believed to have delivered the baby at about 4pm on Thursday, the report said.