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Dead kid locked for 2 weeks

india Updated: Aug 19, 2006 18:29 IST
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A Singaporean woman has been charged with trying to conceal a birth by leaving her dead baby in a locker for two weeks.

Wong Lih Tyng, 36, was charged on Wednesday and remanded to the Institute of Mental Health until the next hearing, on August 30.

Wong's baby was found on Monday after co-workers complained of a bad smell coming from her locker at the supermarket where she worked. She was arrested Tuesday.

The premature baby, hidden in the locker on August 1, could have been stillborn or died during delivery, the newspaper said. Police requested that Wong receive a psychiatric evaluation. "Her behavior at the time of the arrest and during the investigations, and the nature of the offense make it prudent for a psychiatric evaluation," police prosecutor Sim Ngin Kit told the court, according to the newspaper.

If found guilty of disposing of the child, Wong could be jailed for up to two years and fined.

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