Mum accused of horrifying act as children wait outside apartment block

·2-min read

This is the disturbing moment a mother allegedly allegedly dumps the body of a newborn baby into rubbish bins with her children waiting nearby.

Thais Domingues Dias, 37, who works for the Sao Paulo government, allegedly put the infant's body in a shoe box and wrapped it in a carrier bag, local media reports.

In chilling CCTV security footage, she is seen wearing a face mask and walking into her apartment block refuse room while her children wait outside.

The mother allegedly dumped the newborn in the bins of her apartment block. Source: Newsflash
The mother allegedly dumped the newborn in the bins of her apartment block. Source: Newsflash

After lifting the bin lid, she holds the bag by a drawstring and drops it inside before walking out.

She is suspected of letting her newborn son die before throwing his body in the rubbish.

The baby's body was found by a horrified caretaker sorting out the recycling who called the police.

They tracked down the Sao Paulo government adviser and placed her under arrest for allowing her baby to die without adequate medical care.

According to local media, Dias told officers that she kept her pregnancy a secret after a fling with a former co-worker.

She said she gave birth in her apartment and that the baby had died of respiratory problems.

Investigations continue into the allegations facing Thais Domingues Dias (pictured). Source: Newsflash
Investigations continue into the allegations facing Thais Domingues Dias (pictured). Source: Newsflash

Although she did not seek medical help at the time, she claimed she did try to help her dying son.

According to her statement to police, the infant was already dead when she put his body in the shoebox.

Dias' lawyer said his client is currently hospitalised.

The judicial authorities have granted provisional release to the suspect as the investigation continues.

- Australscope/ Newsflash

Do you have a story tip? Email: newsroomau@yahoonews.com.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter and download the Yahoo News app from the App Store or Google Play.

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting