Police arrest woman, 24, after newborn baby found alive inside rubbish bin
A baby believed to be only a few days old was found abandoned in a semi-buried waste container in the southwestern city of Kalamata on Wednesday morning, and a 25-year-old Georgian woman, believed to be its mother, was arrested a few hours later. She is being held on suspicion of attempted infanticide
The mayor of the Kalamata in Greece, Southern Greece where the baby was found, told state-run ERT television the bin was nearly 10 feet deep. Mayor Thanassis Vassilopoulos, said the baby ‘was very lucky in its misfortune’ because the local bin lorry – which crushes the rubbish placed inside it – had been delayed on its route. During the delay, a woman who was feeding neighbourhood cats nearby heard the baby’s crying and called police, who jumped into the bin to retrieve the infant.
Reports said the baby boy, who had been placed inside a paper bag, was found at around 6.40 a.m. by a woman who heard crying as she was about to throw garbage into the bin.
The woman called the police and the baby was taken to Kalamata General Hospital for treatment. He was reportedly in a stable condition and is expected to survive.