No charge against Chinese mother of baby in sewer
In this still image made from video from May 25, 2013, a baby who was rescued after being trapped in a sewage pipe just below a squat toilet in a public building, lies on a bed at a hospital in Jinhua city, eastern China. A 22-year-old single woman who alerted the authorities of a newborn boy trapped in a sewer in eastern China has admitted that she was the mother, but had refused to come forward because she could not support the child. (AP Photo/Shaanxi TV via AP Video) CHINA OUT
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:00 am
BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese newborn who was trapped in a sewer pipe moments after his birth has been released from hospital into the care of his grandparents. Local officials and media reports said Thursday that authorities have concluded it was an accident, meaning his unwed mother is unlikely to be criminally charged.
The baby's stunning, two-hour rescue from a pipe underneath a squat toilet in Zhejiang province's Pujiang county captivated the world, prompting both horror and an outpouring of charity on behalf of the boy, who was released from a hospital late Wednesday.
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