A newborn baby boy was discovered abandoned in a plane’s rubbish bin on an Air Mauritius aircraft.
The plane had travelled from Madagascar to Mauritius on New Year’s Day and carried a 20-year old woman suspected of giving birth on the flight, as the BBC reports.
The shocking discovery of a little life in the trash can was made after airport officials screened the plane as part of a routine customs check. According to The Straits Times, officials had become suspicious after finding bloody toilet paper on the aircraft during the check. The baby was rushed to a public hospital for immediate treatment thereafter.
Reports express that the Malagasy woman initially denied being the child’s mother, but after a medical examination, it was confirmed that she had just given birth – making her the lead suspect of abandonment.
Upon her release, she is expected to face police questioning and potential child abandonment charges according to Newsweek.