The 28-year-old man sensed something amiss when he noticed what looked like a doll in a wrapping and picked it up to check, only to discover what it was.
“The man immediately asked help from people nearby before the police were alerted,” said City Police Chief ACP Habibi Majinji.
He said the infant’s umbilical card was still attached to the body, adding the baby, a boy, weighed about four kilogrammes.
The body was sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital here for a postmortem.
Towards this end, Habibi called on the public to relay any information on the matter to the police immediately.