A woman’s husband has been accused of killing her newborn baby after she gave birth prematurely, police say
Police have released CCTV footage of the man they believe was responsible for the death of his pregnant wife.
Police believe the woman gave birth in the late hours of Friday, September 19, and had her baby prematurely.
They have not released a description of the suspect but the suspect is described as Caucasian, in his mid-30s, about 6ft tall and between 200 and 300lbs.
He has long black hair and was wearing a black leather jacket with a logo that said “The Police”.
The man was last seen leaving his home in the town of Wuhan in China’s Guangdong province around 11:00am on Friday.
“I am very surprised.
I didn’t know he was in my neighbourhood, but when I went to check on the baby, he was nowhere to be seen,” said Li Shuai, a neighbour.
Police have not confirmed whether the man was pregnant.
In a statement released on Saturday, a spokesperson for the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau said the woman was working as a nurse in her home.
“Her husband had returned to China from Taiwan a few days ago,” the spokesperson said.
“He is in custody.
He was previously employed by the hospital and had no intention of returning to Taiwan.
The spokesperson said the man had been arrested by police at the scene of the incident.
Chinese authorities have said the death was not connected to the birth.
But Ms Shuai said she was not surprised by the police statement.
I was really worried about him because he is always coming home to the hospital to get the newborn and we are worried about our baby,” she said.
She said her husband had only worked as a cleaner and had not taken any sick leave.
When I saw the CCTV footage I just started crying, I was very worried, she said, adding that she was also worried about the baby.
Ms Shuai has called the police for help but so far she has not received any information about a possible suspect.
An investigation is ongoing.
In August last year, a woman in China died of complications related to a miscarriage after giving birth prematurely.
A police spokeswoman said police were investigating the case as a possible homicide.
According to the Ministry of Public Security, the death rate for Chinese women who give birth prematurely in the early stages of pregnancy is among the highest in the world.
There were more than 20,000 miscarriages in the country last year.
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