‘Do not dump babies’- Verulam welfare

2017-08-03 06:00

WEEKLY REPORTER

POLICE in Verulam have opened an inquest docket after a foetus was found inside a bin on Todd Street in the CBD on Monday, July 24.

Police spokesperson in Verulam Captain Mark Prakasim said police received a complaint about a baby that was dumped in bin at the CBD.

“At this stage it is not clear whether it was a boy or girl. The suspect is unknown, but the police opened an inquest docket for investigation. We appeal to the members of the public who may have the information to come to the Verulam SAPS.”

Social work supervisor at Verulam Child and Family Welfare Society Mala Pather, warned women not to dump babies.

“There are many options that the mother can consider rather than dumping the baby. There are institutions such as child welfare, clinics and other organisations that can assist the mother before aborting a child.
“As the Verulam Child and Family Welfare Society we always encourage the members of the public to be our eyes and eyes in their communities. Mothers must not dump their babies.”

According to Reaction Unit South Africa, an umbilical cord was found still attached to the foetus when the officers arrived at the scene.

DA PR councillor Chris Langa said he received a report from his informers about a baby dumped in the bin.

“The information we received from the vagrants, [allege] that one of the prostitutes working in the Verulam CBD was pregnant. On Monday they found the baby in the bin. Reaction Unit officers were called to remove [the foetus] from the bin.

“Dumping a baby is a serious offence and our community should avoid killing babies. There are welfare organisations in Verulam that look after the orphans and abandoned children.”

 

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