Airport staff discover newborn baby in plane toilet bin
The baby was discovered during a routine cabin check.
A newborn baby boy was found abandoned in a plane toilet's rubbish bin by airport staff in Mauritius.
Staff at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport were carrying out a routine customs check on the Air Mauritius plane when they discovered the infant.
The plane had arrived at the airport from Madagascar on January 1. A 20-year-old woman, believed to be from the island, was arrested.
The young woman, suspected of having delivered the baby on board, initially denied she was the child's mother.
Yet authorities made her undergo a medical examination that confirmed that she had just given birth.
She was placed under police surveillance at the hospital, whilst the baby was rushed to hospital upon discovery as a precaution.
Both the woman and the child are said to be doing well.
According to BBC News, she will be questioned and charged with abandoning a newborn upon her release from hospital.