A mother in Harbin threw her newborn baby girl from an apartment window to the street below, where the baby was run over by a car, Xinhua reports.
Surveillance footage shows a bag containing the baby hitting the road before being crushed by a vehicle. The footage (below), broadcast by a Heilongjiang local TV station, is incredibly upsetting and I advise against watching it.
AFP has more on the story:
The mother – an 18-year-old hair salon worker surnamed Zhang – gave birth on Tuesday in the bathroom of a second-floor apartment she shared with nearly 10 people, the official provincial Shenghuo Newspaper said.
In her weakened state she walked upstairs to a window between the second and third floors, and tossed out her daughter.
It was not clear whether the baby was killed hitting the ground, or by the impact of the car.
She was no longer breathing by the time a security guard noticed the bloodstained bag and called police.
According to Xinhua, the mother has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
In May, a newborn baby was found in a sewage pipe and its mother was accused of attempting to kill it, the case was later ruled to be a freak accident.
[Image credit: Sohu]