39-year-old wo­man probed for buried baby

Fiji Sun - - Nation - JES­SICA GOUNDER Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

A 39-year-old wo­man has been ques­tioned and re­leased re­gard­ing the body of a baby found buried in Nas­inu. Po­lice Spokesper­son Ana Naisoro said the file for the case was now with the Of­fice of the Direc­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion. No com­ments will be fur­ther made till a de­ci­sion is made whether to charge the mother or not. Fiji Women’s Cri­sis Cen­tre Co­or­di­na­tor Shamima Ali made a call yes­ter­day for com­mu­ni­ties to reach out and help moth­ers who be­came preg­nant. “The so­ci­ety and men need to change their at­ti­tude to­wards these women,” Ms Ali said. “When women get preg­nant we need to sup­port them fi­nan­cially and emo­tion­ally as they aren’t able to sup­port them­selves and their child. “Par­tic­u­larly women who get preg­nant and the men run away from their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.”

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