Police said they have begun investigating the case of a newborn that was found thrown away inside a toilet in GDh. Vaadhoo.
Police said they began investigation after receiving report of a newborn found discarded in a toilet; the child conceived out of wedlock.
The photos circulating on social media shows the newborn cramped inside a black bucket, its body and head covered in blood. It is not clear whether the blood is from an injury or due to not being cleaned since birth.
VNews understands the newborn was found inside the black bucket when discovered as the photos show. The baby is taken out of the bucket by a nurse and the background shows that the baby was taken out at the island’s health centre.
The second photo shows the baby on a bed at the health centre. While the nurse was holding the umbilical cord in place, the placenta is also still attached to the baby.
The newborn was found alive and is currently receiving treatment at Vaadhoo’s health centre.
Police said investigations are ongoing and will be disclosed to media soon.