News January 04, 2022 at 09:30 am

Airport staff find newborn baby abandoned in toilet bin of Air Mauritius plane

Francis Akhalbey | Content Manager

Francis Akhalbey January 04, 2022 at 09:30 am

January 04, 2022 at 09:30 am | News

A newborn baby was found abandoned in the toilet bin of an Air Mauritius flight -- Photo Credit: BBC

A newborn baby boy was found abandoned in the toilet bin of an Air Mauritius plane, BBC reported. The abandoned baby was found by airline staff who were conducting a routine customs check after the plane landed in the East African nation on January 1.

Following the discovery, a 20-year-old woman from Madagascar was arrested in connection with abandoning the baby after giving birth to him on the said flight. The baby was also transported to a hospital for medical care.

A medical check that was conducted on the woman confirmed she had just given birth. The suspect, who reportedly traveled to the island nation on a two-year work permit, subsequently remained at the hospital under police surveillance.

Authorities plan to question the woman after she’s discharged. She also faces a charge of abandoning a newborn, BBC reported.

Both mother and child are, however, reportedly doing well.

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