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Police discover another foetus

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, January 19, 2013

THE body of yet another fully-formed foetus was discovered yesterday morning along Queen Elizabeth Drive in Suva.

According to a police report, the foetus was found by a man who had been collecting empty bottles around 3am just beside a children's park in the area.

The foetus was reported to have been wrapped in newspaper and packed into a plastic bag before being dumped in a bin.

"The discovery has brought to light a worrying issue whereby there are certain individuals that are disregarding the value of life by carelessly disposing of the body of a baby in such circumstances," the report stated.

The police are urging the public to be open about problems they face rather than resorting to such drastic measures.

"There are various organisations that are willing to help and these should be explored, however, it must be emphasised that these types of incidents will never be condoned in the eyes of the law," it read.

A similar incident occurred earlier this month when the body of another fully formed foetus was found in Nabua.

Police are still searching for the mother and have requested the assistance of the public to come forward with any information that could lead to the mother.


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