Teenager Who Died From Childbirth In Toilet Told Her Mum She Was "Constipated" For 6 Hours
An 18-year-old teen who died from childbirth on 14 October had told her mother that she was having constipation throughout the six hours she spent in the toilet
New Straits Times reported that the teen had asked her mother for permission to use the toilet in the family home's master bedroom.
According to State Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Assistant Commissioner Yahya Abd Rahman, the girl had told her mother that she had stomachache and constipation at 8.30 on 14 October, before entering the toilet.
Between 8.30am and 2pm, the teen's mother and sister had checked on her regularly
New Straits Times reported Yahya as saying that the mother first checked on the teen at 9am after realising that she had still not come out.
"The teen replied that she was having constipation. At about 10am, the mother called for her again and she replied that she was still not done using the toilet," Yahya added.
The teen's mother and her youngest sister had reportedly checked up on her regularly.
"Each time, she would give the same answer. However, at 2pm, she did not reply at all," Yahya was quoted as saying by New Straits Times.
The teen was found unconscious by her mother who eventually broke down the door to the toilet
"She looked pale and there was blood all over the floor. The mother also saw an 'object' and blood in the toilet bowl," Yahya said.
The mother had then realised that the 'object' was a baby boy, and called the 999 hotline after failing to revive her daughter.
None of the teen's family members knew that she had been pregnant.
The case has been classified as sudden death
China Press reported that the bodies of both victims were taken to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital mortuary for post-mortem examination.
Results of the post-mortem revealed that the girl had died from excessive bleeding due to childbirth, while her 2.5kg son had drowned in the toilet bowl.