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Mum Hurls Newborn Baby From Sixth Floor

Mum Hurls Newborn Baby From Sixth Floor

A teenage mum accused of hurling her newborn baby 70ft to its death just minutes after giving birth is being held by police in southern China.

The baby - which still had its umbilical cord attached - first hit a scooter rider before crashing to the tarmac below its mother's sixth floor balcony.

Police in Shenzhen, a city in China's Guangdong province, say the infant was still alive after hitting the ground but died hours later from multiple injuries.

"It was sickening. There was nothing anyone could do to save the poor child. You can still see the little thing's blood on the road," said neighbour Yi Jie Ku.

The child's 18-year-old mother - later identified as Lili Wei - was found in her flat.

A police spokesman said: "She said her boyfriend had left her some months ago and she was very sad about that. She said she did not know she was pregnant and just thought she had put on weight. She thought she just had stomach pains and went into the bathroom when suddenly the baby was born.

"When we found her she had clearly just given birth and was very groggy and confused. We had to wait to interview her properly," the spokesman added.

Now the baby's mother is facing murder charges after police quizzed her in hospital, where she is recovering from the birth.

The killing has been condemned by Chinese social media users who say it is a symptom of the breakdown of local traditions.

"These young girls are having sex and having children while they are still children themselves," said one.

"It is seen as bringing shame on your family to have children without having a partner. Many young women are stigmatised by society and are left in desperate situations. There is not much help for single mothers in China," another added.

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