Authorities in Qatar say they have identified a woman who allegedly dumped her newborn baby in a bathroom bin at Doha Airport, which sparked the “disturbing” strip search of Australian travellers.
Prosecutors said the woman was an “Asian national” and “convict” who allegedly left Qatar after her newborn baby was found at the airport last month.
She has been charged with attempted murder, however authorities are still in the process of arresting her, according to the ABC.
The newborn girl was found alive and taken into medical care in Doha, authorities said.
Police said DNA testing had also identified the child’s father but he has not been charged.
The mother allegedly texted him to say she was abandoning the baby before she left the country.
Sex and childbirth outside marriage is illegal in Qatar, as in much of the Middle East.
The discovery of the child at Doha’s Hamad International