New-born rescued from a pit-toilet

2016-06-17 06:00
Community member carrying a new-born baby after it was rescued from a pit toilet. Photo: supplied

Community member carrying a new-born baby after it was rescued from a pit toilet. Photo: supplied

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A NEW-BORN baby was rescued by two off-duty prison officials in a pit-toilet at Newsstands village in Maluti on Sunday. It is believed that the baby was born and dumped in the toilet.

According to police spokesperson Lieutenant Raphael Motloung, the baby was heard crying by a neighbour who informed prison officials that were passing on the road. The baby was retrieved from the toilet by prison officials and taken to a nearby hospital in a stable condition. “A 24-year-old woman who is believed to be the mother of the baby is going to be arrested soon because she is known in the area,” said Motloung.

The baby is healthy and is recovering well in hospital.

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