Woman caught trying to dump baby

Woman caught trying to dump baby
Published: 2016 June 01 07:46:44 (7103 Views)
A woman's plan to dump her one-month-old baby boy in a busy mall was thwarted when she was caught in the act.

She tried to dump the baby on the staircase at Arbee Arcade Mall in Tongaat, north of Durban, on Monday but the building’s owner was watching her on his CCTV.

The 28-year-old mum from Maphumulo, outside Greytown, was forced to take her child back.



Building owner Imran Mohammed (40) told Daily Sun that he was monitoring the CCTV when he noticed the woman walking up the stairs with her baby.

"Then I saw the woman walking back down the stairs without the child. I left the CCTV room to pursue her and called security guards."

Prem Balram, Reaction Unit of South Africa spokesman, said the woman told them she and her boyfriend were experiencing domestic problems which led her to the action. The baby was assessed by medics and was found to be in good health.

KZN police said the two were taken in by social workers and no case was opened. Tongaat Child Welfare manager Jo Moodley said: "The woman felt helpless and said that she thought she had no option but to give up her baby."



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