Crime and Courts

Woman arrested after fetus found dead

Filed on May 3, 2013

The UAQ Police have arrested an Asian woman for allegedly flushing her fetus down the toilet of her accommodation, with the intent to kill it.

According to a senior officer, it took the police around two hours to lift the corpse of the seven-month-old fetus from the woman’s residence in the Free Zone. It is presumed the baby was alive when born — despite the extreme preterm birth at 28 weeks.

The suspect has been referred to the Public Prosecution.Director General of the Police Operations at the UAQ Police Colonel Mohammed Al Bairaq said they were alerted of the tragedy by the UAQ Hospital.

“The Emergency Section there informed us of an Asian woman bleeding after giving birth to a seven-month-old fetus.”

The UAQ Police initiated investigations and searched the woman’s accommodation where they found clothes stained with blood. “They were then shocked to find the head of the fetus stuck in the toilet,” he said.

“The woman forced the fetus down the toilet (and tried) to flush him away, but she could not complete her crime because of (excess) bleeding (so) she went to the hospital along with her friend.”

The civil defence rescuers had to remove the concrete around the toilet to extract the sewage pipe and remove the fetus, he noted.

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