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Newborn’s body found in plastic bag in Ho Chi Minh City

Newborn’s body found in plastic bag in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, October 03, 2023, 14:42 GMT+7
Newborn’s body found in plastic bag in Ho Chi Minh City
The house where the body of a little girl suspected of being killed was discovered on October 2, 2023 in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Dan Thuan / Tuoi Tre

Police in southern Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City are probing a suspected murder following the discovery of the dead body of a newborn baby girl, with injuries thereon, in a local rented house, local police reported Monday.

The investigation has been launched after one of the tenants at the house, located in Alley 246 on Bach Dang Street in Binh Thanh District, detected a bag suspiciously containing a baby corpse and reported the finding to police on Monday noon.

Local police officers rushed to the scene and they found the bag containing the corpse of a baby girl with two injuries, possibly caused by a sharp and pointed object, on her body.

The bag had been placed at the door of a bathroom on the first floor of the house. 

Investigators are questioning a young woman allegedly to be the dead baby’s mother to verify the incident.

Meanwhile, Dan Tri online newspaper reported that the Binh Thanh District Hospital on Monday notified local police of a suspicious case, in which it received a young female patient with signs of having delivered but she failed to identify where her baby was.

The 21-year-old woman, N.T.B.T., came from Binh Thuan, a province in south-central Vietnam.  

Police came to the hospital to question the woman and then examined her rented room, in the aforementioned alley, and discovered the bag containing the baby’s corpse. 

As of Tuesday morning, the woman was still under care at the hospital’s Obstetrics Department, like other newly-delivered women, Dan Tri said, citing a hospital representative.

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Vinh Tho - Dan Thuan / Tuoi Tre News


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