A 23-year-old girl has been arrested for throwing her newborn son out of a window after giving birth at home.
According to reports, the suspect identified as Sabita Dookram’s evil action came to light after Police found a barely breathing newborn boy outside a home on 126th St. near 107th Ave. in South Ozone Park on Sunday
Sabita said she panicked after giving birth and so ended up throwing the baby out of the window after which she took a shower and fell asleep as her infant was left lying in a cold alley.
“I gave birth yesterday afternoon. I cut the cord with a scissor from the bathroom,” Dookram told police according to a criminal complaint.
“I panicked and threw it out of the bathroom window. I did not check on the baby, I put my clothes in the laundry hamper in the bathroom, I showered and went to sleep,” she told cops, according to the complaint.
Authorities said the baby boy is on a ventilator in critical condition amd has been transferred from Jamaica Hospital to Cohen Children’s Medical Center.
According to police, an exam revealed he suffered a traumatic brain injury, with bleeding and swelling to his brain and scalp, as well as an abdominal injury with internal bleeding.
“This is a heartbreaking situation. A newborn baby has suffered greatly because of the alleged actions of his mother, who now faces serious charges and a lengthy prison sentence,” Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said.
Sabitha has been arraigned and charged with attempted murder and other charges after tossing the baby and she is now held on a $50,000 bail.