Filipino Helper in Dubai Admits Killing Own Newborn Baby
A Filipino domestic worker confessed before a court in Dubai that she killed her newborn baby by stuffing a piece of cloth in his mouth while placing him inside a plastic bag.
According to a report by The National, the helper, 32, went to the house of her employer’s sister on September 16 claiming that she had her period and was not feeling well. She went to the bathroom and remained there for two hours.
When the maid finally walked out of the bathroom, she was carrying a plastic bag and her clothes had bloodstains. The employer’s sister saw that the Filipina helper began bleeding heavily and called for an ambulance.
At the hospital, it was revealed that the maid had given birth. The police were notified at once and went to investigate the sister’s residence.
Police found at the vicinity the plastic bag which had a dead baby boy with mouth stuffed with a piece of cloth.
The next hearing at Dubai Criminal Court was scheduled January 3 to appoint a lawyer for the domestic worker, who cannot afford to hire a lawyer herself.