Police arrest woman after finding 7 aborted foetuses in her apartment
The police have arrested a woman after seven aborted foetuses were found in her rented apartment.
A 26-year-old hospital worker, and mother of the unborn foetuses was traced by the authorities and arrested after she moved out of the house in the Indonesian city of Makassar were the foetuses were found.
The landlady of the apartment, Nulfah Anugrahwaty, discovered the foetuses when she went to clean the former room of the hospital worker, identified as, N.M., only to be put off by a horrendous smell coming out of the room.
She tracked the stench down to four taped-up boxes in a corner of the room before discovering the foetuses.
The landlady wasted no time to inform the Police who tracked N.M. to the Konawe Regency in South Sulawesi.
Her boyfriend was also arrested in the province of South Kalimantan.
The couple were taken back to Makassar for further investigation.
According to reports, N.M. told the police that she and her partner had been carrying out the DIY abortions since 2012, when she was just 16. The last self-termination occured last year, 2021.
According to N.M. she took a concoction in order to abort her multiple pregnancies, while her boyfriend would then help to extract the unborn babies afterwards.
Asked about the reason for their actions, she said that they had carried out abortions in order to avoid the stigma of getting pregnant outside of wedlock in the majority Muslim country.
It is worth knowing that abortion is illegal in Indonesia with the exception of some exceptional circumstances such as rape.