Mother abandons her newborn baby in a dustbin before riding away on a motorcycle in Thailand… but is caught by CCTV
- The woman, named as Waraporn, 29, gave birth to the baby boy on Wednesday
- She hid the baby behind an industrial bin after saying she could not afford it
- But she was caught by CCTV footage and admitted to police what she had done
This is the shocking moment a mother dumps her newborn baby in a dustbin before riding away on a motorcycle in Thailand.
The woman, named as 29-year-old Waraporn, gave birth on Wednesday in her apartment in Samut Prakan but quickly looked for a place to abandon the child.
CCTV footage caught her riding the motorcycle in a nearby city – with another of her children in the footwell – and parking in front of an industrial bin.
She is seen getting off the motorbike carrying a black package before dropping it behind a dustbin.
Waraporn then drives away while a pedestrian walking by the bin does not notice the baby boy.
The child was left in the heat for around four hours until a bin man came to collect the waste and found the baby still alive inside a grey bag.
The newborn was wrapped in a towel with clothes and still had his umbilical cord attached.
The man then called the police and the rescuers, who rushed the infant to Sampran hospital.
Ride to hide: A mother drives her motorcycle to an industrial bin in Thailand where she is seen abandoning her baby
Caught on camera: CCTV footage showed the mother (pictured left, riding the motorcycle with another child in the footwell) on her way to abandon the newborn baby in a bag (right)
Police from Pho Kaew district police station began investigating and studying the CCTV, which led them to Waraporn.
The young mother was found suffering from an unhealthy childbirth, languishing, cramping and bleeding excessively.
The police took her to hospital where she admitted abandoning her own child, saying she already had four children and that a fifth was too much.
She did not have enough money for food and milk to feed all her children, she claimed.
Abandoned: The woman hides the package containing the small child behind the industrial bin in Thailand. The baby was not discovered for hours
Caught: Warapan is spoken to by Thai authorities after police tracked her down using CCTV
Waraporn said: ‘My husband is a driver in another province. He only earns 10,000 baht (£251 or $318) a month which is not enough to raise a big family.
‘I gave birth to him in the toilet and I had to cut the umbilical cord myself before I left the baby in Sampran district.
‘I didn’t mean to kill him. I left him there and hoped someone would find him and take care of him.
‘I was worried somebody would see me so I left quickly. I regret what I did.’
Police said the mother had been charged with abandoning a child under nine years of age.
Recovered: The baby boy, who was only born last Wednesday, survived being abandoned
Search: People at the scene of the abandoned baby where a bin man came to collect the waste and found the baby still alive inside a grey bag