Mum throws daughter and another baby from window after learning girl is disabled

A mum threw her newborn daughter out of maternity hospital window after medics told her the child was likely to be disabled.

In an attempt to cover the crime, police in Uzbekistan believe the 23-year-old then dropped a second baby girl – not hers – out the same window.

Neither of the babies survived and both later died in intensive care.

The killer mum's two previous children had died of natural causes after being born with severe disabilities.

It took an hour for sleeping night duty staff at the health facility in Namangan to realise the babies were missing and had fallen 16ft.

When they were finally found, the girls were alive but severely injured from the fall and both died soon afterwards in intensive care.

The woman – named only as D.Kh in media reports – faces from 15 to 25 years in jail under Uzbekistan's laws.

A police source said the woman had given birth twice before to babies who were disabled and both had died from natural causes.

"This time she was told by maternity hospital doctors that her newborn daughter was unlikely to be healthy," said the source.

"It made her think that no-one would ever love or need this baby, and pushed her to commit this awful crime."

The mother is believed to have been told the child had bow legs, a condition that is likely to have been totally cured if this was the only problem.

Doctors have not given more details of the baby's condition.

The second tragic mother whose healthy baby was killed was named M.T, aged 22.

A murder case has been opened against D. Kh, and separate case for medical negligence against hospital staff who were “asleep” at the time.

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