Chinese Boy Rescued from Toilet Pipe Handed to Grandparents
A newborn baby boy who was rescued from a toilet pipe alive in Jinhau, China, has been released from hospital and taken home by his maternal grandparents, police said Thursday.
The child’s mother aged 22 is still being treated at the hospital, but has been cooperating with the investigation, said Xiang Jiangsong, a police official.
The police are still considering the case an “accident” at this time, and no charges have been filed against her.Local police say that, so far, they believe her account of how the baby ended up in the pipe.
“That day she felt stomachaches,” said Jiang Song, the vice director of police. “So she went to the toilet. It was actually close to her due date and the baby just slid out.”
Police questioned the woman, who told them that she did not intend for the child to fall into the toilet, according to a local TV channel that was posted on the official police Weibo account.
The police said she tried to retrieve the baby with a stick, then decided to flush the toilet to clear away the blood.