Police questioning mother seeking return of child left in “babybox”

Police are questioning an 18-year-old who left her three-month old daughter in an anonymous “babybox” at a hospital in Ostrava and now wants the child back. Aneta Tokarcíková said she had abandoned her baby Barbora because of straitened circumstances. The child’s father is now in prison for burglary after being placed on a nationwide wanted list. Police conducted a search for the parents after doctors discovered the baby had suffered a broken arm; the matter is being investigated as a possible case of bodily harm.

Author: Ian Willoughby