JOHOR BARU (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Several dismembered body parts belonging to an infant were found inside a sewage plant in that Kempas Permas public housing area of Johor Baru, Malaysia.
Workers cleaning a waste trap at a sewerage plant in the area were shocked to find that pieces of meat stuck to it were those of an infant, chopped up into 15 parts. The workers immediately informed their supervisor, who then called the police.
The police officer in charge of Johor Baru (North) district, Asst Comm Mohd Khamsani Abdul Rahman, said the police were notified about the gory find on Sunday. He added that the parts had been sent to the Sultanah Aminah Hospital for a post-mortem.
"So far, we have recovered about 15 parts. Initial investigations showed that they belong to an infant.
"However, we have yet to find the infant's head," he said, adding that the police are investigating the case.
The body of the baby, whose identity or sex has yet to be determined, was also missing the abdomen.
The police believe that the baby could have died during birth and its body chopped up and dumped into the sewerage to conceal the birth.
“We will be knocking on each door to find who is responsible,” he vowed.