Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Mother of child dumped in latrine still in hospital, not yet charged

(Photo: iStock)

(Photo: iStock)

The St Mary police have not yet charged the mother whose infant child was dumped in a pit latrine in Cox Piece, St Mary last Wednesday. 

The woman in question is reportedly still hospitalised.

“The file will have to go to the DPP for ruling first before any charges can be laid, and we haven't received an update from the St Mary police in regard to that yet,” a representative of the Corporate Communication Unit told Loop News reporter, Claude Mills.

The child is said to be in stable condition at the St Ann’s Bay Hospital. Media reports indicated that health officials theorised that the mother gave birth on Wednesday night and then dumped the baby into the latrine.

Residents indicated that they heard cries coming from the toilet around 8 pm on Wednesday, and quickly discovered the child but were not able to retrieve the baby until Thursday morning.

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