The body of a premature baby has been found in a train station toilet.
It is believed the mother abandoned the prematurely born baby boy in the toilet bowl in Saphli, Thailand.
The baby still had the umbilical chord attached and was covered with blood, suggesting the mother had just given birth before dumping the child, reports The Mirror.
The body was discovered by a cleaner at the station, Mr Hatt, when he arrived to clean the bathroom.
Upon opening the bathroom door, Mr Hatt said he found a bloodstained floor, leading him to the toilet where the child was left.
Local Police in Thailand said: “This is a couple who have been pregnant before marriage with no way out.
“When the baby was born near maturity, the boyfriend hurried to take his girlfriend to give birth in the toilet of the train.
“After birth, the baby’s body was placed and horrifically was put down the toilet. The baby died a short time later.
“The authorities will examine CCTV footage from various points.”
Authorities took the body to the medical examiner at a hospital in Pathiu for examination.
This story comes just a week after a newborn baby was found alive dumped in a cesspit under a public toilet with a bag over its head.
Earlier this year we also shared a story of a Baby boy born in the bathroom of a Subway and abandoned in a toilet by his homeless mother.
URGENT need for safe havens
7 News reported Newborn babies have been left outside Australian hospitals, churches, ambulance stations and in other public places.
Tasmanian Senator Helen Polley has been campaigning since 2007 to have baby hatches incorporated into existing institutions like hospitals and fire stations and police stations, so that unwanted babies can be cared for rather than being left to suffer and endure the elements and possibly die, reports Hoopla.
Safe baby havens have been launched in the US, Germany, Canada, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, and in China the government set up 25 baby hatches where mothers could leave their babies. Some of the centres closed down as they were unable to cope with the influx of babies.
* May 13, 2007 – Newborn “Catherine” found wrapped in towels in a cardboard box outside a Melbourne hospital on Mother’s Day. She survived despite suffering hypothermia.
* June 10, 2007 – Newborn “Joan” found in a box outside Sydney’s Haberfield Baptist Church. She was placed under state care.
* October 17, 2011 – Body of “Willow” found by council workers in a park near Hobart. The umbilical cord and placenta were inside two plastic shopping bags. Her mother was never found.
* July 27, 2013 – A southeast Queensland family discovers newborn girl “Moses” wrapped in blankets in a basket in front of their home. The mother was found but not charged.
* August 1, 2013 – Newborn boy left at an ambulance station in Rockhampton, Queensland. His 21-year-old mother was later found. No charges were laid.
* November 23, 2014 – A week-old boy was found alive by cyclists in a western Sydney drain at Quakers Hill. His 30-year-old mother was charged with attempted murder after allegedly abandoning him five days earlier.
* November 30, 2014 – The remains of the infant girl dubbed “Lily Grace” found at Sydney’s South Maroubra Beach.
*February 20, 2016 – A two-day-old baby boy left on the doorstep of a house in Griffith, NSW. The healthy baby was placed in the care of Family and Community Services.
Anyone seeking support can contact the Maternal and Child Health Line 13 22 29 or Lifeline at lifeline.org.au
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