They must be kidding! I smell something and it isn't the crap that was in the toilet pipe, it is Chinese propaganda. Neighbors heard the baby crying in the toilet pipe and called authorities, where was the mother???
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese newborn who was rescued from a sewer pipe has been released to his family and his mother is unlikely to face criminal charges because authorities concluded he fell into the toilet after his birth accidentally, local officials and media reports said.
The baby was released from a hospital to his maternal grandparents late Wednesday, while his 22-year-old mother remains under medical care, [anip]
The mother initially raised the alarm about the baby when he got stuck Saturday in a pipe just below a squat toilet in a public restroom of a residential building, but she had cleaned the room of signs of a fresh birth and did not immediately come forward as the mother, officials have been quoted as saying.
She admitted she was the mother two days later when confronted by police who found baby toys and blood-stained tissues in her apartment, the reports said.
Police later concluded that the incident was an accident and that the
woman did not initially come forward because she was frightened, but
that she later started telling the truth, the Jinhua Evening News (continue reading )
And then there's this:
Sociologist Li Yinhe said the only mistake by the woman was not to immediately admit the baby was hers. "I don't think that's a big deal. After all, the child is safe, and it has a happy ending," Li said. "The Chinese people still lean heavily on the human considerations. Let it be bygones if there's no serious crime."
The baby is alive only by the grace of God, alert neighbors, and a skillful rescue and medical team.