Filipina Domestic Helper in Qatar Guilty of Killing Her Own Baby
A local court in Doha, Qatar has found a Filipina domestic helper guilty of killing her newborn baby, Al Raya daily reported on Sunday.
The punishment will be handed by Doha Criminal Court next month.
According to court testimony of another helper working with the defendant in the same house said she witnessed the woman slitting her baby’s throat and dumping the body in a nearby trash bin.
“I heard a baby crying in the other room. When I went in I saw some blood on the baby,” she told the court.
“She pushed me out, locked the door and covered the window with paper but there was a small part uncovered. I saw her beat the baby on her face and attempt to strangle her. When that didn’t work she took out a knife and slit the baby’s throat.”
The defendant’s employer issued a statement that he was not aware that his helper was pregnant.
A doctor who examined the woman testified that he was certain she had just given birth recently.