JAKARTA: The Indonesian Police on Sunday detained a woman suspected to be the mother of a newborn who was found dead in an Etihad plane toilet in Jakarta.
The suspected woman, who has been identified as Hani, was detained following the discovery at the Jakarta Airport, Sky News reported, citing the Indonesian Police as saying.
The 37-year-old woman was on an Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Jakarta, but the flight was diverted to Bangkok.
The woman, who had worked as a domestic helper in Abu Dhabi for four years, secretly gave birth during a flight from Abu Dhabi to the Indonesian capital on Saturday, officers suspected.
Roughly four hours after take-off she began bleeding, forcing the captain to divert to Bangkok.
She was deplaned at Thailand and flew to Jakarta on a later flight.
The dead newborn was discovered after the flight arrived at its eventual destination, Jakarta.