The police are looking for a woman who left a child on the stairs in Khust

Khust police department is investigating the criminal proceeding over abandoning of a newborn child by the mother. The police are asking citizens for help in the search of the woman, the communications department of the Transcarpathian regional police informs.

Yesterday, December 25, at 06.41 am, the police of the city of Khust received a report from a resident of Khust from Kyivska embankment. The applicant stated that around 06.30 am she had found on the staircase of the house where she lived between the first and the second floor a bag with a newborn baby. 

The investigative team arrived at the scene. The newborn boy was wrapped in a baby blanket. The child looked healthy, without defects. Probably, the boy had been born within the past 24 hours. 

The child was taken to the Khust hospital with a diagnosis: hypothermia. The boy’s life now is not in danger. 

Khust police commenced a criminal proceeding over the incident under Part 1 of Article 135 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Abandoning of a newborn child by the mother). The baby’s mother is wanted. She faces restriction of liberty or imprisonment for up to 3 years.

The police are asking citizens for help in the search for the woman. If you have any information about the woman who could have committed the crime, please inform the Khust police department by phone: 068-50-76-172. Thanks for your help

Previously, we reported:

Baby in a bag: a newborn baby was found on the stairs of a house in Khust

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