Woman abandons baby on rooftop in Sharjah

Sharjah Police have identified and arrested an Asian woman accused of abandoning her two-day-old child, reports Arabic daily Al Bayan.

The woman left her newborn baby in the poultry barn on the rooftop of an Arab family in Al Ramla area of Sharjah.

The police handed over the child to the Child Care Home of the Department of Social Services in Sharjah.

According to a police source, the Asian mother was pregnant when she came to the UAE and gave birth. She then tried to get rid of the baby by placing it on the roof of the house.

Fortunately, a woman from the neighborhood found the baby boy and reported the case to Sharjah police on July 16.

The police immediately mobilised a search operation to find out the mother.