Saturday, November 7, 2009

10th Grader Gives Birth in Gas Station Dump

Photo Courtesy of Khaosod

CHIANGMAI – A 16-year-old 10th grader gave birth to her child in a gas station toilet in Chiang Mai. She stuffed the baby in a trash bag and ran away. Lucky, the baby survived because a janitor heard the baby crying and helped it suffocated.

Surveillance footage showed that the mother had help from other people; she even borrowed a pair of branch clippers to snip the umbilical cord. Police later tracked down the teen’s mother. The 16-year-old had been admitted to hospital after excessive bleeding.

Police and gas station workers helped untie the black trash bag the baby was stuffed in and found a male infant along with a severed umbilical cord.

In the woman’s toilet, a drag trail of blood led towards a rubbish bin at front of the toilet. Surveillance also showed two women getting into pick up truck and driving away. The police tracked down the 16-year-old at Mothers & Children’s Hospital.

The janitor who discovered the infant said she was about to clean the women’s bathroom, when a short stubby female wearing a green t-shirt and short pants asked her if she could borrow a branch clippers. She had no idea what they were going to be used for. She later heard the stubby woman yelling, “Are you done?” to another woman inside the toilet. The reply came, “no, not yet,” then “arghhh.”

The cleaner dismissed the scream and cleaned the men’s toilet and found later that the two had run off already. She discovered the trail of blood and the crying infant.

Police will interrogate the teen and take her to court.

Imagine growing up knowing your mother dumped you in a gas station toilet, in a black trash bag and tried to kill you.

Writer: Adrian Tse & Chet Chetcho

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