Lebanon’s police arrest parents of abandoned baby

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Lebanon’s police have arrested the parents of a child who died after abandoning their baby in the suburbs of Beirut over their "illegitimate relationship."

The body of the baby was found dumped between the trees on a secondary road in the locality of Khaldeh, according to a statement from the General Directorate of Internal Security Forces Public Relations Division.

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The body was transported to one of the government hospitals in the region.

“Through investigations, it was found that the child was born in a hospital in the southern suburbs of Beirut. It was also found that the parents took the lead in throwing the child as he was a result of an illegitimate relationship,” the statement added.

The statement added that the parents were a 23-year-old Syrian national mother and a 28-year-old Syrian national father.

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