Dumping babies rare here - only two instances in past three years

Spotlight on issue as S'pore couple are accused of doing that in Taiwan

Cleaners found the body of a newborn girl in a food waste bin outside a restaurant in Taipei last month.
Cleaners found the body of a newborn girl in a food waste bin outside a restaurant in Taipei last month.PHOTO: UNITED DAILY NEWS OF TAIWAN

One woman gave birth at a hospital here and walked out without her baby.

Another mother dumped her baby at a staircase of a Housing Board block.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 26, 2019, with the headline 'Dumping babies rare here - only two instances in past three years'. Subscribe