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Egypt: woman kills infant son after failing to obtain birth certificate

Al-Salam hospital in the Egyptian capital Cairo on February 16, 2016 [MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images]
Al-Salam hospital in the Egyptian capital Cairo on February 16, 2016 [MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images]

An Egyptian woman has been accused of killing her infant son after failing to obtain a birth certificate for him since he was born out of wedlock, local media reported.

According to media reports, the Dar Al-Salam Police Station in Cairo received a notification from the Al-Salam Hospital referring to the arrival of a woman with her deceased infant who had bruises on the neck. The woman was accompanied by her stepfather.

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Her stepfather, who is thought to be the father of the child, refused to acknowledge paternity of the baby.

According to the woman, the man suggested she kill the baby.

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