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Third baby abandoned in Sharjah in a month

The latest is a three-month-old left on a hospital chair on Friday

Third baby abandoned in Sharjah in a month
Photo for illustrative purpose only. (Getty Images)

Police are reportedly investigating the third incident of a baby being abandoned in Sharjah in the past month.

On Friday, a three-month-old baby was left on a chair at the women’s reception area in Al Kuwaiti Hospital about 4.50pm, police reportedly told Gulf News.

A hospital visitor heard the baby’s cries and told hospital staff.

Police are working to track down the parents of the baby, which reportedly has Asian features.

On September 20, a nine-month-old baby girl was found abandoned at the parking lot of Al Safeer Mall in Al Majaz, Sharjah, Gulf News said.

A man said he found the girl, with fair skin and Arab features, crying with her umbilical cord still attached. She had been placed in a plastic bag that was close to the front wheel of his vehicle.

A three-year-old Indian boy also was reportedly abandoned by his parents on September 4 at Khor Fakkan Beach, the daily said.

The child was able to tell police his name but not that of his parents, Gulf News said.

Having children out of wedlock is illegal in the UAE and punishable by jail.

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