Body of newborn baby found dumped in a bush area in Hihifo

    A body of a newborn baby was found in a bush area in Nukunuku on Tuesday November 20.

    The incident was first reported on social media and a photo purported to be that of the dead infant had since been shared online.

    One share received 396 reactions and 93 comments.

    The shocking photo appeared to show the baby may have been left to die with part of their umbilical cord still attached. There were also signs some parts of the body had been damaged.

    Kaniva news contacted Police for a comment but to no avail.

    However, local news media have reported Police have confirmed the report yesterday.

    Facebook users reacted following the “horrific” discovery.

    “This is very sad,” a commenter wrote.

    “We pray for the little angel,” another wrote.

    However, many were outraged and wanted to give the mother the strictest punishment she could be given.

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