Canal to be drained in search for missing baby in Nakhon Pathom province

Police in Nakhon Pathom are coordinating with Hin Mun Tambon Administrative Organization (TAO) today (Tuesday) to make arrangements to drain the Thor canal, in the search for the 8-month-old baby who has been missing from home in Bang Len district since February 5th.

Nim, the mother of the missing boy, allegedly admitted to police that she dumped her baby in the canal, about 100 metres from home, after she panicked and didn’t know what to do when he had a “seizure”, after accidentally falling from her arms while being bathed.

Yesterday, divers searched the canal, but were obstructed by thorny tree branches buried in the canal and thick mud. The canal search was suspended while police wait for the Hin Mun TAO to respond to their call for water in the canal to be pumped out to facilitate the search, according to Pol Col Pallop Suriyakul Na Ayutthaya, deputy commander of Nakhon Pathom police.

Meanwhile, police are looking to question fishermen on the Tha Chin River.

This morning, Nim reported to the juvenile observation and protection office in Nakhon Pathom, as required, after she was granted bail by the Provincial Juvenile and Family Court.

She is facing charges of manslaughter, concealing or destroying a human body and giving false statements to the police.


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