Mubashra Uddin, who lives in Chicago, became pregnant by her boyfriend but didn’t tell her parents about the pregnancy because they are religious Muslims from Pakistan. She knew they wouldn’t approve and she was afraid. She wore loose clothes and kept the pregnancy a secret from everyone except the boyfriend and one friend.
Uddin gave birth after a full-term pregnancy in the bedroom she shared with her younger sister. The baby girl was healthy at 7 pound 11 ounces. When she heard her mother approaching the bedroom, she threw the baby out the window of the 8th floor apartment.
The man who found the newborn asked security at the building to call an ambulance. He wrapped the bloody and naked body in shirts and two baby blankets he retrieved from his home nearby.
The baby girl suffered extensive injuries, including fractures to her skull, spine and ribs, a broken shoulder, and a lacerated liver and bowel.
She was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital, just a block from the apartment building, according to NBC Chicago.
Under Illinois Safe Haven Law, any baby 30 days or younger can be given to a hospital, police station or fire station with no questions asked.
The girl was pronounced dead at 12.25am Thursday. Her death was ruled a homicide by blunt-force trauma, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.