Mother of sewer pipe baby questioned by police

The 22-year-old mother of a baby found in sewage pipe in China has been questioned and claims she tried to hide her pregnancy, gave birth unexpectedly and raised the alarm.

The abandoned newborn baby boy sleeps after being rescued from a sewage pipe in China. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer

Officials say the mother could still face criminal charges if police find evidence it was attempted murder.

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Pipe baby 'out of hospital'

A Chinese baby who was rescued from inside a sewage pipe has been released from hospital and into the custody of his grandparents, according to reports. The child's mother will face no charges, according to the Associated Press.