A mum murdered her newborn shortly giving birth by poisoning her with drain cleaner then hurling her from a third floor balcony, police say.
The 18-year-old mum allegedly told detectives she didn’t know she was pregnant and “panicked” after giving birth unexpectedly because she wanted to hide the infant from her boyfriend.
After being doused with drain cleaner, the tragic child was wrapped in black bags and thrown into a communal rubbish bin outside the block of flats, according to police.
Officers checked CCTV footage from the building and it showed a black package being hurled from a third floor ledge.
The horrifying incident happened in Nonthaburi, central Thailand, on July 23.
The baby was rushed to hospital but died of severe internal injuries a few days later.
Police arrested the mother, named only as, Aom, 18, and her boyfriend, named as, Jay, 23, last Tuesday after they allegedly fled to a nearby property.
Aom admitted murdering the infant by pouring drain cleaner in her mouth, the force said.
She allegedly told police she did not know she was pregnant and “panicked” after giving birth unexpectedly – and wanted to hide it from her boyfriend.
He was not the child’s biological father.
The mum allegedly said: “I went into the toilet after I felt a squeeze around my lower abdomen area.
“The baby arrived after that and I was panicking.
“I did not want my boyfriend to know about it.
“I decided to pour the drain cleaner all over the baby’s face and into its mouth then throw it away.
“I then cleaned the blood in the toilet after that.”
Aom’s boyfriend denied any involvement but was also remanded in custody by police who did not believe his version of events.
The boyfriend reportedly said: “She just ordered me to buy her a sanitary napkins then leave her alone on that day.
“After I came back the room has been cleaned but I did not notice anything suspicious but my girlfriend’s fatigue.”
Police said the suspects were arrested after checking CCTV and searching the property.
Blood stains in the bathroom matched the mother’s DNA, according to police.
The mother initially denied killing her baby but later confessed after being presented with DNA evidence and CCTV, the force said.
Police Colonel Pongjak Preechakarunpong said: “Sadly the baby girl died and the charges were made more serious, from attempting to kill her baby to murder.
“Both of the suspects have been denied bail.
“The mother admitted all charges but her boyfriend denies helping her.
“However, we will also charge him as from the evidence, we believe he was involved.”