According to reports, in a shocking incident, a 23-year-old Indian-origin woman in the US, Sabita Dookram is charged with an attempt to murder for tossing her newborn baby out of a bathroom window. A resident of Queens in New York, Sabita Dookram gave birth to a baby boy on 10th October 2020 while taking bath. Following this incident, she panicked and threw the baby out of the window into an alley. The New York Post reported this incident on Tuesday, 13th October 2020.
Instead of informing anyone, later on, Dookram cleaned the washroom, took her shower, and took a nap. According to her, she said that she had a baby out of nowhere. She went to the bathroom, and the baby popped out of her. She did not know what to do, and that she is sorry. Dookram panicked and threw the baby out of the bathroom window. She did not check on the baby. She put her clothes in the laundry hamper in the bathroom, showered, and went to sleep. A news agency quoted Dookram.
According to reports, Dookram told the investigators that she cut the cord with a scissor that was in the bathroom. The infant, who miraculously survived the fall, was rushed to a children’s hospital in a critical condition by the neighbors. The neighbors discovered the baby after hearing his cry. They later informed the police too, according to the reports. The baby has numerous injuries including swelling of his brain, brain bleeding, and skull fracture. He was immediately put on a ventilator at the hospital. The baby boy is still on life support in a critical condition.
Sabita Dookram Charged With Attempt To Murder
According to reports, following the investigation, Dookram faced a charge of attempt to murder. Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Melissa Kelly argued in the court for 50,000 US dollars bail for the suspect. She did so noting that Dookram is able to hold down a job. The ADA further said that Dookram threw a full-term baby boy out of a window which is over 5 feet high. She further left him naked on the ground for several hours.
ADA Kelly added that Dookram is able to do her laundry. She is able to clean the bathroom all while the child was crying on the ground. The authorities have video surveillance where everyone can hear the baby’s wails. The prosecutor claims that Dookram made numerous contradictory statements to cops to cover up her heinous crime.