This young mother has been arrested for strangling her newborn baby and dumping the lifeless tot’s body in an outside toilet.
The incident took place in the village of Belotic near the western Serbian city of Valjevo after the 29-year-old woman, identified as Jelena V., was rushed to hospital with internal bleeding problems.
Doctors discovered that she had given birth during the seventh month of her pregnancy, but the mother-of-two reportedly refused to tell the police where her newborn was.
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Cops then checked the home and found the baby’s body wrapped in clothing and dumped in the outhouse.
According to local media, an autopsy showed that the baby was delivered alive, but appeared to have been strangled afterwards.
The mother, who has two children aged eight and six, reportedly claimed that she had a miscarriage and only threw the baby’s body away.
Due to her health condition, the mother has not been quizzed by prosecutors yet and has been detained in hospital for 48 hours under police supervision, according to local media.
Meanwhile, her husband claimed that he was completely unaware that Jelena V. was even pregnant.
Reports said that neighbours also did not know that the woman was pregnant with her third child.
The investigation continues.