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SINGAPORE — A family who went camping at Pasir Ris Park on Saturday(24 December) was shocked to discover a foetus located near barbecue pit and reported the finding to the Police.

According to Lianhe Zaobao, the family of six went camping in Pasir Ris Park for their Christmas Eve celebration.

But the festival joy was abruptly disrupted when their 10-year-old boy found a foetus under a concrete slab near barbecue pit 21, around 10pm that night.

When alerted by his child, the mother immediately called the police.

Nearly 20 police officers in seven to eight police cars arrived on the scene and cordoned off the area.

Putra, a 30-year-old camper who was nearby and witnessed the incident, told Zaobao that the boy panicked when he discovered the foetus, and ran to his mother, shouting “I found something. ”

She said the family later moved their camp to an open space, away from the crime scene.

The police officers questioned witnesses and searched the beach area until about 4am on Sunday.

Putra said she and her husband were also questioned by police about their arrival time to the park, and whether they saw any suspicious persons that day.

In Singapore, it is illegal to conceal a child’s birth by secretly burying or otherwise disposing of the dead body of a child, whether the child dies before, after or during its birth.

If found guilty, an offender can be jailed up to two years, fined or both.

 

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