Police nab couple believed to be parents of four abandoned kids

IPOH, Nov 29: Police have arrested two individuals, believed to be the parents of four siblings, who were found abandoned at the Perak Tengah Administrative Complex, in Kampung Gajah, on Thursday.

Perak Tengah district police chief Supt Hafezul Helmi Hamzah said the two individuals were arrested separately, after receiving a report about the incident from Kampung Gajah Social Welfare Department staff on Nov 23.

“The police arrested the man on Monday. A woman was arrested yesterday and her mobile phone was seized. Both of them have been detained at the Perak Tengah district police headquarters, for further investigations,” he said in a statement as police opened investigations under Section 33 (a) of the Child Act 2001 as it was suspected that the children were left without proper supervision.

Last Friday two boys, aged 11 and three, a 10-month-old baby boy and a six-year-old girl, were found abandoned in front of a security post at the complex before midday.

Police received information on the incident from a district welfare department officer in the later afternoon. It is believed that they were abandoned by a woman who came in a car.