A newborn baby died after she was believed to have been thrown from the 18th floor of an apartment in Danau Kota, Malaysia on Monday, February 29.
According to Wangar Maju district police chief superintendent Mohamad Roy Suhaimi Sarif, the baby's mother, 39, allegedly threw her baby from the unit's balcony at 3am.
"We received a distress call on the incident about 8am. The baby girl was already pronounced dead. After scouring the area, police found a placenta around 30-metres away from the body," Sarif told a press conference at the district police station.
The woman who has a five-year-old daughter, was going through a divorce and had rented a room at the apartment from a married couple. The shocked couple claimed not to know that the woman was pregnant as she was plump. They however said they heard her moaning in pain before the incident.
"When the couple tried to help her, the woman shooed them away so they went back to their room. Checks at the house showed blood trails from the toilet leading to the balcony" Sarif added.
The chief superintendent said police would obtain blood samples from the baby's remain.