Johor Baru teen detained for suspected illegal abortion and dumping foetus

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Police have detained a 16-year-old girl suspected of illegally aborting the foetus and dumping it in a box near a cemetery in Johor Bahru, on Thursday (Nov 13).

The police discovered the foetus inside a box placed under a bamboo tree.

The teenager was tracked down by police and detained for questioning. 

Johor Baru Selatan district police chief Assistant Commissioner Sulaiman Salleh said that the suspect is a student in one of the schools there.

An investigation revealed that the 16-year-old committed the illegal abortion at a private hospital in the city.

Source: New Straits Times Online 

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