Shortly after arriving in Mauritius, a newborn baby was discovered abandoned inside the waste bin of a plane’s restroom.
The baby is claimed to be in good health and is now being cared after by social workers.
Customs agents conducting a random scan of the Air Mauritius-operated Airbus A330neo shortly after it landed in Port Louis and passengers had disembarked discovered the infant boy.
The mother was swiftly discovered and arrested, according to local media. She claimed denied the kid was hers at first, but authorities compelled her to undergo a medical examination, which revealed she had recently given birth.
Both the mother and the infant were sent to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The mother landed in Mauritius on a flight from Madagascar’s capital, Antananarivo. On January 1, 2022, Air Mauritius flight MK289 took off about 5 p.m. and landed in Port Louis an hour and a half later.
The mother is from Madagascar and was on a work visa in Mauritius.
The event is similar to a child abandonment case that occurred at Doha International Airport in October 2020, when a newborn kid was put in a trash can in an airport restroom.
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Some of the women who were taken off a Qatar Airways flight for vaginal inspections are considering legal action against Qatar’s government and national carrier.