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A 15-year-old boy was arrested after his girlfriend, 12, gave birth to a baby boy and hid the infant in a drawer.
The girl was reportedly alone when she delivered the baby in the toilet of her home at Teku, Sibu in Malaysia on Sunday (Dec 3).
The young mother wrapped her newborn in a towel and hid it in a wooden cabinet beneath the wooden house, reports The Star.
Fortunately, the baby was discovered by the girl’s sister the following day (Dec 4).
Deputy Sibu OCPD Superintendent Martin Koo said on Tuesday (Dec 5) that the boy had been detained after the girl identified him as the father of the child.
The owner of the house then alerted the police.
He said: "She delivered the baby alone in her adoptive family’s wooden stilt house in Kampung Bahagia Jaya at 6 pm on Sunday.
"Afraid that people would find out, she hid the newborn in the drawer of a storeroom cabinet."
Superintendent Koo said that the boy, who was from the same village has been detained under Section 376 of the Penal Code for rape.