“It is remains of a dead animal, not a newborn baby,” stated Muharraq Governorate’s Police Directorate on its social media accounts.

This statement came in response to what was widely circulated on some social media about finding a body of a newborn baby near a mosque in Arad area.

Muharraq Governorate Police Directorate explained that they discovered it was remains of a dead animal as the governorate police in cooperation with the Crime Scene and Forensic Crew, moved to the site and carried out field inspection. Both competent authorities assured that there was no criminal suspicion in the incident.

The governorate added that necessary legal procedures have been taken and an investigation into the accident has been initiated to figure out the circumstances of the incident.