Student throws newborn baby from hostel building


A 200-level student from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Federal University Dutse (FUD) in Jigawa State has reportedly thrown her newborn baby from the upper-floor of the female hostel after giving birth.

A source familiar with the situation at the university confirmed to that the incident happened on Monday.

She said the occupants of the Morocco Female Hostel on the university campus woke up to the tragic incident.

According to her, “Early Monday morning, we woke up and saw the newborn baby girl on the floor, dead, thrown from a three-story building.”

She said the girl made the decision to bury her shame after giving birth out of wedlock.

Police spokesman, DSP Lawan Shiisu Adam, confirmed the incident in a statement.

He said police received a report that a 200-level student gave birth and threw the baby from a three-story building, resulting in the infant’s instant death.

He said a team of policemen raced to the scene of the crime after receiving the report and conveyed the baby and mother to Rasheed Shekoni Teaching Hospital Dutse, where the infant was certified dead by a medical doctor on call.

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Meanwhile, the suspect was admitted and is responding to therapy.

DSP Shiisu said an investigation is ongoing regarding the incident.

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