The Khomas regional police are looking for a mother who dumped a baby girl wrapped in a towel alive near the Windhoek Vocational Training Centre on Tuesday afternoon and disappeared.
Khomas police spokesperson, warrant officer Silas Shipandeni, told New Era yesterday that a baby girl believed to have been born prematurely was discovered alive by a student at the WVTC, who informed the police.
“We have found a baby alive, but with three missing fingers on one hand. We suspect that the fingers were bitten off by a dog or any other animal. The baby was then taken to hospital, where she is recovering well,” he explained.
Shipandeni said the baby was examined at the hospital, and the report indicated that she was born prematurely at seven months.
“We are now appealing to members of the public who knows any woman who was expecting a baby and is no longer pregnant to come forth with authentic information that will lead to her arrest,” the officer indicated.
He said a case of baby dumping has been registered, and police investigations into the matter continue. - firstname.lastname@example.org