A New York woman has been arrested and charged with murder after it was discovered that she dumped her newborn baby in a garbage bag, according to local media reports.
Nausheen Rahman, a 28-year-old Staten Island resident, was charged with concealment of a human corpse Saturday after New York Police Department officials found the infant's body dumped in a garbage bag at her Richmond Hill Road house.
However, the medical examiner found that the baby had been alive before it was placed in the garbage bag, according to People, forcing the police to upgrade the charges against the New York woman to second-degree murder.
According to Staten Island Advance, Rahman walked into the emergency room of Staten Island University Hospital North on Friday, claiming to be bleeding as a result of giving birth at her home. The New York woman allegedly confided in the staff at the hospital, telling them that she had given birth five days prior and "threw away" the baby, according to the New York Post.
Shocked, the staff at the hospital alerted the police, who later found the dead body of the baby dumped in a garbage bag at Nausheen's home.
Apparently, the New York woman later changed her story, claiming that she had given birth to the baby on Thursday.