Pinay arrested in Macau for dumping baby in waste bin
A Filipina domestic helper was arrested in Macau for allegedly dumping her newborn baby in a waste bin in an apartment building in Taipa.
A report on Macau News on Friday said the 23-year-old Filipina, identified only as Literato, admitted to throwing her baby to the waste bin inside their communal utility room because she thought it was dead.
She said the baby did not cry when she gave birth to it.
The report said a cleaner stumbled upon the infant inside a bin in the utility room on the 17th floor of the Lei Yip Building on Tuesday morning.
According to the report, Literato arrived in Macau with her employer and her employer's two children and mother on February 4. They have been renting a unit on the floor where the newborn was found.
The report said a DNA test confirmed that Literato was the mother of the infant.
The suspect has been transferred to the Public Prosecution Office. She may be charged with child abandonment and penalized with up to five years imprisonment.
The police said Literato is unmarried but has a five-year-old son in the Philippines. She initially denied the baby was hers.
Meanwhile, the infant's condition has already improved since she was found. She will be put under the care of the Social Welfare Bureau. —Trisha Macas/KBK, GMA News