Newborn infant discovered in an Air Mauritius plane’s toilet bin
A newborn baby boy was discovered abandoned in the trash bin of a plane’s restroom in Mauritius by airport employees.
A 20-year-old woman from Madagascar was arrested on suspicion of giving birth on the flight.
The Air Mauritius plane, which arrived from Madagascar, landed at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on 1 January.
Airport officers made the discovery when they screened the plane for a routine customs check.
They rushed the baby to a public hospital for treatment.
The woman suspected of being the child’s mother, who initially denied the boy was hers, was made to undergo a medical examination which confirmed that she had just given birth.
She was placed under police surveillance at the hospital.
Both she and the baby are said to be doing well.
The Malagasy woman, who arrived in Mauritius on a two-year work permit, will be questioned after her release from the hospital and charged with abandoning a newborn