Body of aborted baby found dumped in septic tank

Suspect had purchased abortion drug online

By Dave Andrusko

Authorities in Melaka, Malaysia, have arrested a couple after finding the body of a five-to-seven-month-old unborn baby in a septic tank.

The Malaysian National News Agency reported on Tuesday that “Police have arrested two factory production operators to assist in investigating a case of concealing birth and dumping a baby in the septic tank of a house in Kampung Kandang here.”

Melaka Criminal Investigation Department chief ACP Mohd Nor Yhazid Idris said “Initial investigations revealed that the woman had taken a type of medication to induce abortion which she had purchased on Facebook and had been dealing (with the seller) through Whatsapp, and police had seized her cellphone for further investigation.”

Idris added in a statement, “The male suspect, who worked at another factory, confessed to receiving the remains of the baby wrapped in plastic from his girlfriend. He dumped the baby’s body in the septic tank of his house in Kampung Kandang.”

In a separate story, Arisha Rozaidee of Harian Metro, quoted Idris who said

“Investigations also found that the baby was born in a toilet in the house while the second crime scene is the suspect’s bedroom. We discovered the location of the baby’s body after questioning both of the suspects,” he added.

The drug or drugs the 23-year-old woman took were not named, but generally chemical abortifacients are taken much earlier in pregnancy. This tragedy could have compounded; purchasing abortifacients online—the goal of the Abortion Industry—raises the real possibility that the woman can either have been injured or even died.