A Filipino domestic worker admitted to the Dubai Criminal Court on Wednesday that she killed her newborn baby by stuffing a piece of cloth in his mouth and putting him in a plastic bag.

On September 16, the domestic worker, 32, went to the house of her employer’s sister. She claimed she had her period and was not feeling well. She went to the bathroom and remained there for two hours, The National reported.

When the domestic worker finally walked out of the bathroom, she was carrying a plastic bag and her clothes had bloodstains. The employer’s sister saw that she began bleeding heavily and she called for an ambulance.

At the hospital, it was revealed that the domestic worker had given birth. The police were notified and went to investigate the sister’s residence.

The police found the plastic bag, which had a dead baby boy with his mouth stuffed with a piece of cloth.

The next hearing will be on January 3 to appoint a lawyer for the domestic worker, who cannot afford to hire a lawyer herself.

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