Mother arrested for throwing her baby into garbage

A 37-year-old woman was under police guard at Thessaloniki’s Ippocrateio Hospital late on Friday after admitting to throwing her newborn baby into a dumpster.

The woman, a foreign national, was admitted to the hospital on Thursday night after complaining of stomach pains. Doctors soon established that she had recently given birth and called in the police.

It was then that the woman revealed she had given birth at home on her own on July 12. She said the baby had been born alive but that her husband did not know she was pregnant.

The 37-year-old said she placed the child in a wardrobe for two days. It is not clear if the baby was alive or dead when she did this. Two days later, she threw the child’s corpse into a dumpster.

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