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Jakarta Post

Greater Jakarta: Baby girl abandoned under overpass

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 17 2018   /  12:57 am

An abandoned 2-day-old baby girl was found in a garbage wagon under the Pasar Pagi Tambora overpass in Tambora, West Jakarta, on Monday.

“She was found inside a garbage wagon under the overpass at around 12 a.m. The baby will stay at the [Anak Balita Tunas Bangsa] orphanage,” said Suta Wijaya, the head of the social rehabilitation unit of the West Jakarta Social Affairs Agency as quoted by

Suta said residents had heard a baby crying in the middle of the night and searched for the source of the crying.

“She has been examined at Sumber Waras Hospital; she’s healthy. Officials [at the orphanage] will take care of her,” he said.

Police are searching for the baby’s parents.

“We’ll investigate the case,” said Tambora Police chief Comr. Iver Son Manossoh. “Our current suspicion is that the baby was abandoned intent...