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This is the moment a young woman abandons a newborn baby boy outside a house on the pavement and runs off.
The incident took was filmed by a CCTV camera in Teluk Gong in the sub-district of Penjaringan located in the Indonesian capital Jakarta and posted on Facebook where it has been seen 28,000 times.
In the footage, a young woman in a blue top is seen walking along the pavement while holding a baby.
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She looks around and carefully places the newborn on the ground before running away without taking a second look.
A 22-year-old neighbour called Sihab Mahajaya said that a bystander first spotted something unusual on the pavement at around 10 am.
Mahajaya and several other residents went to check the bundle and discovered that it was a newborn boy wearing a yellow jumpsuit and hat.
He told local media: “We then realised that it was a baby. The tot was lying on his back and was not crying.
“This is a quiet area. It happened when everyone was working.
Mahajaya said that they took the baby to a nearby health centre after discovering him while some other residents reported the incident to the police.
Meanwhile, the local authorities have confirmed that they are investigating the alleged abandonment.
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