Abandoned baby found in paper bag hanging from car's side mirror in Ipoh

The baby was found with her umbilical cord still attached.
The baby was found with her umbilical cord still attached. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

IPOH (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A newborn baby girl was found abandoned in a paper bag hanging from the side mirror of a car near the Ashby Flats on Jalan Hospital in Ipoh on Wednesday (July 4).

A 20-year-old man, a resident of the flats, heard the cries of a baby at about 12.30am and traced the sound to the paper bag. The baby was found with her umbilical cord still attached.

Assistant Commissioner Mohd Ali Tamby of Ipoh police said that the man had seen the paper bag hanging from the car's side mirror earlier at about 8.30pm, but he did not suspect anything amiss then.

"She has been placed at the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and is in stable condition," he said.