Police in Kirkuk said a teenager who was murdered by her relatives on Wednesday was the mother of the newborn baby abandoned in a toilet in Kirkuk General Hospital last Friday.
The infant was discovered by an employee just few hours after it was abandoned in the women’s restroom.
“We were informed about the murder of a female teenager in a Kirkuk neighborhood, and we immediately launched our investigations,” the source who spoke on condition of anonymity told KirkukNow.
According to our information, the victim is the mother of the infant who was found on Friday, September 13 in a toilet in the Kirkuk general hospital,” the source added, indicating that the identity of the father remains unknown.
The source explained that the murdered teenager lived with her father and stepmother, adding that investigations are underway to arrest all those involved in the case.
The baby is being cared for at the hospital and is said to be in good condition.