Indonesian police found a dead new born baby in an aircraft toilet at Jakarta’s international airport. The police have detained Hani, a 37-year-old migrant worker as a suspected mother of a new-born baby.
Horrified cleaners found the body of a newborn baby wrapped in a plastic bag hidden inside an Etihad Airways A330’s toilet after it was born mid-flight.
Hani, worker from Cianjur in West Java, was held soon after arriving from Bangkok at Soekarno-Hatta airport around 1.00 am on Sunday, said airport police Chief Ahmad Yusef. Police suspect that Hani, who had worked as a domestic helper in another country, secretly gave birth during a flight to Jakarta.
“She didn’t look healthy and won’t be questioned until she is fit. The woman is now at the airport’s health centre,” said Yusef.
Police suspect that Hani, who had worked as a domestic helper in another country, secretly gave birth during a flight to Jakarta on Saturday as she began to bleed around four hours after take-off, forcing the captain to divert to Bangkok. A medical team boarded the plane to evacuate Hani after the Airbus A330 landed at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
The flight left for Jakarta around an hour later without the sick woman, who flew home on a later flight. Ground cleaners in Jakarta found the full-term dead baby wrapped in a plastic bag in a drawer in one of the plane’s toilets, Yusef said, adding the cause of death had yet to be determined.