Woman, 29, arrested for abandoning baby in recycling bin near Upper Paya Lebar

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A 29-year-old Indonesian woman was arrested today (July 29), two days after she abandoned her newborn baby in a private estate near Upper Paya Lebar Road.

Residents alerted the police after discovering a baby boy crying inside a recycling bin located along Tai Keng Gardens on July 27 evening.

Officers from the Ang Mo Kio Police Division established the woman's identity through ground investigations and reviewing CCTV footage provided by residents.

She is believed to have given birth to the baby, while the identity of the child's father is still under investigation.

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The suspect will be charged in court tomorrow with exposure and abandonment of a child under 12 years old.

If found guilty, she will face a jail term of up to seven years, a fine, or both.

According to a police spokesperson, there were no visible injuries on the baby and his condition was stable when he was found.

The child was subsequently taken to KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

【即时】   巴耶利峇私宅区发现弃婴,惊动警方到场调查。   警方受询时证实,前天(26日)晚上7点45分左右接获通报,指大庆花园一处单位外发现一个男婴。   男婴身上没有明显伤痕,已送往竹脚妇幼医院。   调查还在进行中。

Posted by Shin Min Daily News 新明日报 on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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