Nausheen Rahman, a 28-year-old woman from Staten Island, has been arrested on Saturday after the body of her newborn baby was found inside a black garbage bag in front of her own home. According to sources from the New York Police Department, the woman allegedly threw the baby into the trash after giving birth.
According to the New York Post, the incident came to light after Nausheen herself walked into the emergency room of the Staten Island University Hospital on Friday at around 11:30 a.m. She complained to the doctors there that she was bleeding after giving birth at home. When asked where her baby was, Rahman admitted to them that she “threw away” her baby and said that she had given birth five days earlier — on Monday. She later changed the statement and said she gave birth on Thursday. Alarmed at her confession, the staff at the hospital called the police who launched an investigation.
On Saturday, following a search operation near the woman’s Staten Island home, they discovered an unresponsive, unconscious baby inside a trash bag placed outside Nausheen’s home located near Vassar Street in Heartland Village. The baby was rushed to a hospital — but was declared dead soon after.
Nausheen, after being discharged from the hospital was taken to the 121st Precinct and was later charged with the death of her own baby. Meanwhile, officials from the Medical Examiner’s office are expected to determine the baby’s age and cause of death. Nausheen has been charged with concealment of a human corpse. Authorities are also investigating if the baby was stillborn or if it died after being placed in the trash bag.
According to Jennifer Goldner, a resident living in the same condo complex as Nausheen, she was unaware that Nausheen was pregnant. Horrified after hearing what Nausheen had done to her own baby, she said Nausheen had too many options if she did not want the baby she had given birth to.
“Drop him off at any firehouse, go to the hospital, do something. A life deserves more than that,” Goldner said.
Meanwhile, detectives investigating the incident blocked off 174 Richmond Hill Road with crime scene tape after arriving Saturday. They also placed a white sheet on top of the home’s trash receptacles. Other residents living near the area were startled by the investigations and learned about the incident later.
This is not the first time we have heard of babies being thrown away by their own mothers. The Inquisitr had recently reported about the case of a Black woman named Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier, a 23-year-old New Jersey resident who was indicted last year for setting her newborn baby on fire and leaving the child burning in the middle of the street. Last month, Hyphernkemberly pleaded guilty for her crime.
The crime committed by Hyphernkemberly Dorvilier dates back to January, 2015, when she allegedly doused her newborn baby with an accelerant and subsequently set the baby on fire. She then left the child on the road. The entire incident was seen by a few eyewitnesses, who made frantic 911 calls asking for help. Neighbors initially thought Hyphernkemberly was merely burning trash, with one person reportedly being told by Dorvilier herself that she was “burning dog feces.” It was only after people took a second glance that they realized that it was a newborn baby on fire. After seeing the baby on fire, people made frantic 911 calls, after which a dispatcher sent an emergency response team to the spot.
Last year, a similar incident was reported from India where a 2-hour-old newborn baby girl was nearly eaten alive by ants after being found in a garbage can in the Northern Indian city of Bhopal.
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