Newborn Baby Found Abandoned in Toilet Bin of Plane: The horrifying discovery was reportedly made by airport officers searching the plane during a routine customs check.
Port Louis: In a heartbreaking incident, a newborn baby, covered in blood-soaked toilet paper, was found abandoned in the rubbish bin compartment of an Air Mauritius Airbus A330-900 on Saturday, January 1st. The horrifying discovery was reportedly made by airport officers searching the plane during a routine customs check.
Soon after the baby was found, a 20-year-old woman from Madagascar, suspected to have given birth on the flight, was arrested. Notably, she was a passenger on a flight from her home country to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Aiport in Mauritius on January 1. Meanwhile, the baby was rushed to hospital for treatment but is reportedly healthy, BBC reported.
The suspected mother, who initially denied the boy was hers, was made to undergo a medical examination which confirmed that she had just given birth, the BBC said in its report. She was placed under police surveillance at the hospital. Both she and the baby are said to be doing well.
According to local newspaper Le Mauricien, the Malagasy woman had arrived in Mauritius on a two-year work permit. She will be questioned after her release from the hospital and charged with abandoning a newborn.
In a similar incident, a newborn baby was found abandoned in a cardboard box in Fairbanks, Alaska. The box had a note from the mother expressing she couldn’t afford to feed the child.