Woman Delivers Newborn Baby in Her Toilet, Throws Him Out the Window

International   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   May 3, 2023   |   3:25PM   |   New Delhi, India

Police in India are investigating a horrific case of infanticide involving a mother accused of throwing her newborn son through a glass window in late April.

APN Live reports the infant, of West Bengal in eastern India, died at a local hospital less than 24 hours later.

The child’s mother, who is not named in the report, allegedly gave birth to the baby boy in her bathroom toilet on April 22 and then, after hearing the baby cry, threw him out the window, according to the report.

Kasba Police said local residents heard the window break and found the newborn. A resident called police and the infant quickly was transported to the hospital, the report continues.

Police said the mother told officers that she did not know she was pregnant. Police said she still was bleeding after having given birth, and she was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police said they believe she has mental health problems.

The woman, who was not married, will face charges. Police said they also are talking to her family and the baby’s father before concluding the investigation.

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Infanticide and infant abandonment are problems across the world.

Like abortion, infanticide destroys the life of a unique and valuable child who is fully dependent on his/her parents to survive. The pro-life movement works to protect newborns from infanticide as well as abortion by supporting safe haven laws, adoption and resources to help pregnant and parenting families.

In America, all 50 states have safe haven laws that allow mothers to safely surrender their newborns to authorities, often at a police station or hospital, without repercussions as long as the infant is unharmed. Several states also have baby boxes installed in fire stations where women can safely surrender newborns. Typically, laws allow safe surrender within a certain time limit, such as up to 30 days after the baby’s birth.