Baby found in bag hanging from car's side mirror in Ipoh

The baby still had her umbilical cord attached. The top photo, circulating on social media, purports to show the site of the find.
The baby still had her umbilical cord attached. The top photo, circulating on social media, purports to show the site of the find.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK
The baby still had her umbilical cord attached. The top photo, circulating on social media, purports to show the site of the find.
The baby still had her umbilical cord attached. The top photo, circulating on social media, purports to show the site of the find.PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

IPOH • A newborn baby girl has been found in a paper bag hanging from the side mirror of a car in Malaysia's northern city of Ipoh.

A 20-year-old man, a resident of Ashby Flats on Jalan Hospital, heard the cries of the abandoned baby at about 12.30am on Wednesday and traced the sound to the paper bag.

The baby was found with her umbilical cord still attached.

Ipoh police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohd Ali Tamby said 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.

The baby has since been taken to a nearby hospital.

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

THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 06, 2018, with the headline 'Baby found in bag hanging from car's side mirror in Ipoh'. Print Edition | Subscribe