A 20-year old woman has been arrested for dumping her newborn baby boy inside an Air Mauritius plane’s toilet.

The woman from Madagascar, is suspected to have delivered during the flight.

The aircraft flew from Madagascar and landed at Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport on January 1, 2022.

According to reports by the NBC, airport officers discovered the newborn during a routine customs check.

The infant was rushed to a public health facility for treatment; he and the mum are well.

After an initial denial of the boy, a medical examination confirmed that the woman just gave birth.

She arrived in Mauritius on a two-year work permit and will be questioned after discharge from the hospital.



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