A 23-year-old Indian-origin woman living in the US has been charged for throwing her newborn out of a bathroom window, leaving the baby boy severely injured, according to a media report. The baby’s condition is now critical and the mother under arrest on the charges of attempted murder.

According to the New York Post,  Sabita Dookram, a resident of Queens in New York, gave birth to a baby boy on Saturday while taking a shower. After the delivery, she panicked, and couldn’t figure out what to do with the baby. Following which she allegedly tossed him out of the window which was over five feet high. The infant then landed into an alley near a dumpster. The baby boy incurred numerous injuries including brain bleeding, swelling of his brain, skull fracture and others due to the fall. Dookram’s neighbours found the injured baby on Sunday morning and went on to inform the police.

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The mother threw the baby out of the window and slept

Meanwhile, Dookram reportedly cleaned the washroom, showered and went to sleep. “I had a baby out of nowhere. I went to the bathroom, and the baby popped out of me,” Dookram said to the police. She further added, “I didn’t know what to do, I’m sorry. I panicked and threw it out of the bathroom window. I did not check on the baby. I put my clothes in the laundry hamper in the bathroom, I showered and went to sleep.” She also confessed to cutting the umbilical cord with a par of scissors from the bathroom.

The infant is now being treated at a children’s hospital in New York. He was immediately put on a ventilator and is still fighting for his life. 

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“Meanwhile, she threw a full-term baby boy out of a window over 5 feet high” and left him “naked on the ground for several hours,” the Assistant District Attorney Melissa Kelly said while arguing for USD 50,000 bail in the court. The prosecutor claimed that Dookram made “numerous contradictory statements” to cops to cover up her crime. “She is able to do her laundry. She is able to clean the bathroom … all while the child was crying,” Kelly said, adding that authorities have video surveillance “where we can hear the baby’s wails.”

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