A mother was caught by surveillance cameras in Samut Prakan, Thailand, walking out of her apartment carrying a plastic bag, dumping the bag into a nearby rubbish bin, before walking away. The plastic bag contained stillborn twins she had given birth to.
Later that evening (Nov 30), a woman was horrified to find the foetuses wrapped in a white, bloodstained plastic bag. 57-year-old Thonglun Kaewwonghiew told the police thay she was collecting plastic bottles to sell them when she found the babies in the bag:
”I saw a white bag inside the bin and I thought it looked unusual. There was blood around the edges so I took picked it up to have a look. Two tiny babies fell from the bag. I was shocked so I ran over to people nearby to ask for help.”
The police promptly reviewed CCTV footage and traced the woman who dumped the bag in the bin, when they arrived at the scene. The woman surrendered to the police when officers were canvassing her area.
The unmarried woman, who has not been named, later confessed to the police that she did not realise she was expecting since she broke up with her boyfriend over four months ago. That morning, she felt pain in her abdominal area.
Mistaking the pain for a sign of an upcoming period, the woman took two painkiller tablets. At 11am, the woman went to the toilet to relieve herself and was left shocked when two stillborn babies came out.
The woman reported that she was unsure of what to do and so waited for the bleeding to recede before she went out to dump the babies.
The police promptly took the woman to the hospital to treat her bleeding. Revealing that police officers have not charged the woman, Lieutenant Colonel Nipon Kongpoon told the press that they are not proceeding as though a crime has been committed:
”This is not the correct way to handle the situation. The woman should have called the emergency services. But currently we do not believe that a crime has been committed.”