Sabita Dookram, the mother of the baby boy may face up to 25 years in prison.
After having carried the baby in the womb for nine months, many mothers wait for the day of the delivery. It is an exciting and thrilling day for them as they can finally see the little one that was growing inside of them. However, some mothers are just different. And a recent incident of a mother from Queens is terrifying-ly different.
A New York City mom allegedly threw her newborn son out of a bathroom window.https://t.co/fTqC1lSboE— FOX 17 (@FOX17) October 14, 2020
According to the New York Post, Sabita Dookram threw her baby boy out of the bathroom window after giving birth in her bathtub. The newborn with his umbilical cord still attached was discovered outside the 23-year-old's house on 26th Street in South Ozone Park on October 11, 2020, at around 10:15 AM.
The woman's neighbor, Elyte Surhabli was the first one to spot the child after going out to dump some garbage. Recalling the events, the woman stated, "I went there to close the gate, and when I heard, like a noise, and I looked. When I looked, I saw that it was a baby noise. And something, like a piece of meat next to it – the umbilical," according to Metro.
She immediately asked a family member to contact the emergency services. The woman also claimed one of her relatives heard the child's cry the night before. Another neighbor who also witnessed the scene said that the baby was "still moving" when he was found. He added that the incident was just "heartbreaking," according to 7News.
On arrival, the emergency services transported the baby to a local hospital, according to NBC news.
The baby was then placed on the ventilator. Further examinations by the experts revealed that the child had suffered a traumatic brain injury. They also found bleeding and swelling around the brain and scalp along with abdominal injury. Besides, the child also suffered from internal bleeding, according to medical experts.
Meanwhile, dark purple patches that looked like dried blood were also found next to the concrete where the baby was found.
The investigators arrested the mother and charged her with attempted murder, attempted manslaughter, assault, and reckless endangerment. According to prosecutors, the mother gave birth on October 10, 2020, in the afternoon.
The mother's statement in court proved she did not bother to look back at her son after she dumped him. "I cut the cord with a scissor from the bathroom. 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," said the mother, as per the court documents. If convicted, the woman faces up to 25 years in prison.
Commenting on the case, District Attorney Melinda Katz blamed the mother for the infant's underserved ordeal. Katz said, "This is a heartbreaking situation. A newborn baby has suffered greatly because of the alleged actions of his mother, who now faces serious charges and a lengthy prison sentence," according to NBC News.
Meanwhile, New York's law enables any person to anonymously drop off their newborn at a church or hospital with an adult or law enforcement official.