PATTAYA: A young woman arrested for tossing her new baby from the 17th floor of a condominium has told police she had panicked after giving birth to the child, fathered by a foreigner.
Natechanok Nokyung, 20, confessed to having thrown her baby from a condo window in Sai Song Road in tambon Nong Prue of Bang Lamung district on Monday evening. The dead infant's body was discovered in a torn plastic shopping bag on the ground at the base of the building about 6pm.
Ms Natechanok was apprehended on Tuesday after police searched her room and found blood stains.
Ms Natechanok told police she fell pregnant by her foreign husband. He was in Pattaya and knew she was pregnant, but was not aware she had given birth. She claimed she was in a panic and not ready for the baby that day.
This drove her to put the infant into a plastic shopping bag, which she then threw out the window of the condo room.
She has been charged with infanticide and is being held in police custody.
Pattaya police show photos of the arrest of Natechanok Nokyung, 20, at a news conference. She is charged with murdering her newborn baby by throwing him from the 17th floor of a condominium building. (Photo by Chaiyot Pupattanapong)