Nanny leaves 9-month-old baby under a tree in Dubai

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Dubai - The baby has been suffering from breathing problems since birth.

By Amira Agarib

Published: Wed 16 Nov 2016, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 18 Nov 2016, 12:56 PM

An Asian nanny was referred to the Dubai Public Prosecution on charges of endangering the life of a nine-month-old baby boy, the Al Qusais Police has confirmed.
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Major Abdulla Rashid, acting-director of the police station, said the police was informed on November 10, by a UAE national, that a maid attempted to run away leaving the child who has health problems, under a tree.
He told the police officials that another maid who was cleaning the balcony told him to go fast and rescue his baby. The baby has been suffering from breathing problems since birth.
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The father said the baby had turned blue by the time he reached him, and he and his wife immediately administered oxygen for the baby.
He explained that his son needs to be given oxygen all the time and that he had been admitted to the hospital for six months. When he was discharged three months ago, the nanny was recruited to take care of him, to administer oxygen and to take him to the hospital for periodic injections.
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The father said he managed to catch hold of the nanny from behind the villa.
The director of Al Qusais Police Station said the nanny was charged of endangering a person's life.
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During the interrogation, she admitted that she had left the baby under the tree after she agreed with someone to come and pick her up. She added that her employer's family treated her well and paid her on time.    

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