Man who left unconscious baby at SGH nabbed for drug offences

A car, believed to have been driven by the man who fled after leaving an unconscious baby in critical condition at Singapore General Hospital, being towed away.
A car, believed to have been driven by the man who fled after leaving an unconscious baby in critical condition at Singapore General Hospital, being towed away.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS

A man who took off after leaving an unconscious baby in critical condition at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) has been arrested.

The 28-year-old was nabbed on Monday, two days after he abandoned the baby at the hospital in Outram Road. He was caught in Woodlands after a joint operation, said the police and the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB).

The joint effort came after the discovery of drug-related items in a car he was driving that police had intercepted in Kampong Bahru Road leading towards Lower Delta Road. He fled on foot and police found what appeared to be drug-related items in the car.

A three-day operation was launched by the police and CNB and they identified his hideout in Woodlands Street 13.

He was arrested in a flat where CNB officers found 19g of Ice and several drug-related items.

The man is now being investigated for child abuse, traffic and drug-related offences, including drug consumption.

Meanwhile, the baby is receiving medical attention.

 

If convicted of child abuse, he faces a maximum jail term of four years, a fine of up to $4,000, or both punishments. The punishment for drug consumption is a jail term of up to 10 years, a maximum fine of $20,000, or both.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 28, 2019, with the headline 'Man who left unconscious baby at SGH nabbed for drug offences'. Print Edition | Subscribe