Story By: Ana Marjanovic, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/MINISTASRTVO ZA RAD, ZAPOSLJAVANJE, BORACKA I SOCIJALNA PITANJA
A baby boy who was found abandoned in a wheelie bin two months ago now has now been adopted by a loving family.
According to local media, Baby Stefan was abandoned in a bag left in a wheelie bin the northern Serbian capital Belgrade before being found by OAP Slobodan Cvetkovic.
The resident told local media: “At first, I thought a cat was in the bin and I began to move the rubbish to let it out. I then noticed that a sound was coming from a bag and I opened it. There was a newborn baby inside, it was still bloody.”
Shocked by the scene, he immediately ran to his nearby home, told his wife and called the emergency services.
The baby boy was taken to hospital where he was checked by doctors and found to be in a healthy state.
Meanwhile, the authorities launched an investigation and managed to find a foster family.
The police managed to track down the baby’s mother, identified as 33-year-old Mirjana G., who has been charged with the attempted murder of a newborn and could face up to five years in prison, according to local media.
The defendant said that she has “no plans to defend” herself in court because she now thinks what she did was unthinkable, according to reports.
The woman has an older son who is now in the custody of his father until her trial is concluded.
Meanwhile, the Serbian Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy Zoran Djordjevic has visited baby Stefan’s new foster home to make sure he is “adapting well to his nice surroundings”.
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