A local woman who gave birth in a toilet while at work then choked the baby with a rubber hair band was arrested in Pudong on suspicion of intentional homicide, eastday.com reports.
The 20-year-old woman, surnamed Lu, worked at a restaurant in Pudong. On the morning of March 14, she began feeling waves of pain in her stomach at work. Suddenly, she felt a sharp pain her abdomen and ran into the bathroom, where she gave birth in a toilet.
Afraid that her colleagues would hear the baby crying, she took a rubber band out of her hair and wrapped it around the infant’s neck, choking it. She then covered the baby with toilet paper in the trash and left.
A cleaning person found the deceased child and called in Lu for questioning. Lu, who was unwed, said she had tried to get an abortion but by the time she went to the doctor she was already seven months pregnant.