Chinese Baby Rescued From That Sewer Pipe Goes Home With Grandparents
The newborn baby boy rescued from a toilet pipe in Jinhua, China, has been released from a hospital and sent home with his maternal grandparents.
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CNN reports the child's mother is still being treated at the hospital, but has been cooperating with the investigation, no charges have been filed against the mother.
Police say that, so far, they believe the 22 year old mother's story about how the baby ended up in the pipe.
"That day she felt stomachaches," said Jiang Song, the vice director of police. "So she went to the toilet. It was actually close to her due date and the baby just slid out."
Police questioned the woman, who told them that she did not intend for the child to fall into the toilet.
The police said she tried to retrieve the baby with a stick, then decided to flush the toilet to clear away the blood.
A police officer in Pujiang County, in which the incident took place, told a journalist working for CNN that the unmarried woman broke up with her boyfriend six months ago.
According to the officer, the young woman was embarrassed to have a child as a single woman and felt nervous, so after the baby fell in the toilet, she called her landlord and told him that she'd heard crying.
The landlord saw the baby and called police, the officer said, adding that the woman later begged police not to tell her story to anyone, including her parents, because she didn't want public attention, according to the officer.
The mother's parents have agreed to help the mother take care of the baby, and police have identified a man they believe is the father. The police are conducting blood tests to confirm paternity, the officer told CNN.