Newborn girl’s body found in Buriram rubbish heap

PHOTO: Sanook

A 60 year old man discovered the body of a newborn girl, estimated to be about two days old, abandoned on a rubbish heap in a bag in Thailand’s Buriram province. The disoriented man, who has a speech disability, protected the body from flies until authorities arrived to investigate and recover the infant.

Yesterday, Pol. Lt. Col. Chaleow Phayakkul, an investigative officer from Lam Plai Mat Police Station in Lam Plai Mat district, received a report from residents about the discovered body of a newborn baby at the Khee Dun garbage dump in Moo 2, Kok Klang sub-district. Rescue volunteers from Samakkhi Lam Plai Mat Public Welfare Association quickly arrived at the scene.

The team found the disabled man next to the baby girl’s body, swatting away flies with a caring and concerned attitude. The infant was estimated to have been dead for around five hours. Preliminary examination of the baby suggested she was two days old, with her body weighing no less than 3.5 kilograms, while her skull appeared to have been crushed by a hard object, reported Sanook.

Nopanat Ittisombat, a 50 year old rescue worker from Samakkhi Lam Mat Public Welfare Association, said that upon receiving the report, they inspected the site and found the speech-impaired man compassionately looking after the baby’s body. He expressed sympathy for the child while resenting the heartless mother who abandoned her.

He believed the baby died somewhere else before being dumped at the garbage site, with the crushed skull possibly caused by falling debris. The investigation by the police will provide more clarity on the case once the source is found.

Thongsuk Bumklang, the 57 year old head of the village at Moo 2, Kok Klang sub-district, said that it was initially unlikely that the child belonged to anyone from the two or three neighbouring villages. The baby was probably abandoned at night, as the road in question is frequented by farmers driving to their fields during the day. Read more about a newborn baby abandoned under the train station in Thailand HERE.

Thailand News

Samantha Rose

Samantha was a successful freelance journalist who worked with international news organisations before joining Thaiger. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from London, her global perspective on news and current affairs is influenced by her days in the UK, Singapore, and across Thailand. She now covers general stories related to Thailand.

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