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Radio Fiji Gold Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A mother of four has been released by the Labasa High Court on good behaviour for four months after she threw her new born baby into the sea in Rabi.
Teruia Eketi pleaded guilty to infanticide before the court.
On March 10, last year - Eketi secretly gave birth to a baby boy, snapped the umbilical cord and wrapped the baby in a cloth before throwing the baby into the sea.
The baby was found on the seashore the following day with parts of his body savaged.
After giving birth - Eketi continued bleeding and was taken to the Rabi Health Centre.
The post mortem report stated that the baby - born at eight months and fully developed - died of excessive loss of blood from an untied umbilical cord.
Eketi is to undergo counselling - arranged by the Social Welfare Department.
Report by : Elenoa Osborne