Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@incident_yurga
This is the moment a man holding a baby walks up to a hospital in the snow and dumps the tot at the door before ringing the bell and sprinting away.
The incident took place in the city of Yurga, in Kemerovo Oblast which is in south-central Russia at 5.55 am on 16th January.
It was recorded by the hospital’s security cameras.
In the clip, a man who has not been named in reports, can be seen walking with a baby in his arms up to the hospital. He then sets the tot down on the ground wrapped in blankets, rings the bell and sprints away.
Local media report the hospital’s security guard found the baby girl and called the local police department.
The tot was taken in to be cared for and a police investigation was launched. The regional department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs said the girl had been born into a wealthy family with the parents raising four other children.
The department reported that the unnamed parents, a 32-year-old woman and her 28-year-old husband, were found the same day the baby was abandoned.
The woman was not registered as pregnant in the hospital and had given birth to the girl at home, according to reports.
Investigators reportedly found that the mother had allegedly made her husband dump the tot at the hospital because they had not planned to have the girl.
The tot is reportedly in a healthy condition in hospital.
The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs have opened a criminal case under Article 125 of the Criminal Code of Russia “leaving in danger”. The investigation is ongoing.
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