This behavior comes from fear over (either) incest resulting in pregnancy within the family or pregnancy from sex outside of marriage. It’s murder over fears of a young woman facing punishment under Islamic Sharia law.
Mother strangled her newborn baby with its umbilical cord and flushed it down an airport toilet – only for it to SURVIVE
- The mother, named only as Soraya Y., gave birth in a Munich airport toilet
- The 24-year-old panicked and used the umbilical cord to try to strangle it
- She then tried to flush it down the toilet believing it was dead, a court heard
- Baby managed to survive but the mother was handed five years in prison
By Imogen Calderwood For Mailonline and Cen Agency
Published: 19:54, 1 July 2016
A mother who strangled her newborn baby with its umbilical cord before trying to flush it down an airport toilet has been handed five years in jails.
The 24-year-old, identified only as Soraya Y., had flown into Munich airport from Dubai on July 30 last year when she gave birth in the airport toilet.
But instead of raising the alarm, she used the umbilical cord to strangle the child and, believing it to be dead, tried to flush it down the toilet.
But the baby girl reportedly became wedged in the pipe, and was discovered to still be alive by a member of the public some five minutes later.
The 24-year-old, identified only as Soraya Y., had flown into Munich airport (pictured) from Dubai on July 30 last year when she gave birth in the airport toilet.
By the time the child was freed and taken to hospital at a specialist infant clinic in Munich, her body temperature had fallen to just 26 degrees.
Despite the traumatic birth, doctors managed to bring her back to health and she is now living with foster parents.
Medics said they have not been able to rule out whether or not the child will suffer complications in later life.
Prosecutor Klaus Kurtz told the court: ‘Instead of being honest and admitting what had happened, she has presented to this court four different versions of what happened.
‘This includes the absolute pinnacle of her lies, which was to say that she didn’t notice she had given birth.
By the time the child was freed and taken to hospital at a specialist infant clinic in Munich, her body temperature had fallen to just 26 degrees (file image of passenger at Munich airport).
‘Surely the respect she owed to her newborn child should have meant she at least would now admit what had happened.’
The woman, from Heidenheim in Baden-Wuerttemberg, was charged with the attempted murder of a newborn.
She had pleaded not guilty to the charges and told the court that she could simply not accept that she had given birth.