Burmese woman confesses to dumping newborn twins in Bangkok

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Police identified a Burmese woman as the mother of two newborn twin boys whose bodies were abandoned in a garbage bin in Soi Phahonyothin 13 in Bangkok on July 3.

A refuse collector discovered the dead bodies of two baby boys at the rear of his rubbish truck while working. The bodies were wrapped in plastic bags and left in a bin together with other garbage. The infants were believed to have been delivered at around four to five months’ gestation.

Officers from Bang Sue Police Station investigated some rented accommodation in the alley and the nearby area until they found a suspicious, recently pregnant Burmese teenager.

The 18 year old Burmese woman reportedly disappeared from her room on July 4 but later returned to the accommodation after talk about the dead infants died down.

Officers summoned the Burmese woman for questioning yesterday, July 9. She eventually admitted that the two baby boys were her sons. She consumed a specific medicine to induce the delivery of the babies before schedule.

She stated that she was shocked when she saw that the two newborn boys were already dead. So, she put them into plastic bags and left them in the bin. Moreover, she confessed that she entered Thailand and was staying in the country illegally.

Following her actions, the Burmese woman faced two charges including:

  • Section 301 of the Criminal Law: intentionally causing a miscarriage while the pregnancy is more than 12 weeks. The penalty is imprisonment of up to six months, a fine of up to 10,000 baht, or both.
  • Section 81 of the Immigration Act: residing in the country without permission or with permission that has expired.


ORIGINAL STORY: Bangkok garbage man finds bodies of newborn baby boys in trash

A garbage collector last night stumbled upon a shocking discovery: the dead bodies of two newborn twin boys at the rear of the garbage truck while working in Soi Phahonyothin 13 in the Phayathai district of Bangkok.

Bang Sue Police Station officers, along with medical professionals from the Police General Hospital, yesterday, July 3, at 10pm, investigated the discovery of the babies in the garbage truck. According to the police report, the infants were male and were delivered at approximately six to seven months’ gestation.

One of the bodies was found in the garbage storage at the rear of the truck, while the other was found in the garbage compactor. They were wrapped in many layers of plastic bags. Some Thai news agencies reported that the baby boys may be twins.

The garbage collector who first spotted the bodies, 49 year old Sarun Somsri, reported that he and his colleague were collecting garbage from a community and condominiums in Soi Phahonyothin 13.

As the alley was narrow, they placed waste collected from each bin into a large basket before pulling it to the truck parked at the entrance of the alley.

While Sarun was transferring rubbish from the basket to the storage at the rear of the truck, one of the infant’s remains fell into the storage area. While he was checking the body, he spotted another corpse near the compactor.

Sarun asked his colleague to report the discovery to the Bang Sue Police Station, which was located across the road.

The superintendent of the police station, Phuwadon Aunpho, reported that the infants had died not long before they were abandoned. As CCTV cameras of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) were not available at the scene, officers would ask for cooperation from nearby residents to view their security camera footage to identify the infants’ mother.

The bodies of the two infants were transferred to the Police General Hospital for a post-mortem examination to determine the cause of their deaths.

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at petch@thethaiger.com.

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