Infant found dumped in Bedok North trash bin in plastic bag

File photo of a baby’s feet. Photo: Rainer Majores
File photo of a baby’s feet. Photo: Rainer Majores

A newborn baby boy thrown in the trash was found alive at a Bedok North housing estate this morning. 

The baby, found at Block 534 Bedok North Street 3, was taken to the KK Women’s and Children’s hospital at around 9:30am, the Singapore Civil Defence Force told Coconuts Singapore

“There were no visible injuries on the baby and his condition was stable,” the police said, adding that paramedics treated the baby at the scene and an investigation is underway.

A photo published by The Straits Times showed the baby with traces of blood. The infant was discovered wrapped in a plastic bag by neighborhood cleaners clearing trash at the public housing block, its report said.  

The housing block, at left, and one of the rubbish chutes, at right. Images: Google
The housing block, at left, and one of the rubbish chutes, at right. Images: Google

A video posted to Facebook this morning purportedly shows police officers stationed at the block’s lift landings.

A voice could be heard in the background speculating that the officers were there “in case the person runs.”

The hospital had not responded to Coconuts Singapore’s emailed inquiries as of Tuesday afternoon.

More news from the Little Red Dot at Coconuts.co/Singapore.

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