Unemployed woman arrested over newborn's death

Indo Asian News Service

Rome, March 30 (IANS/AKI) Police on Thursday arrested a 23-year-old woman for the suspected murder of her newborn baby daughter, whose lifeless body was found on a beach in Italy's Puglia region in February.

Local newspaper La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno named the woman as unemployed beautician Lidia Rubino from the town of Castellana Grotte in the province of Bari.

Rubino was quoted by the paper as telling police she "didn't know what to do" after giving birth to the child.

German tourists discovered the baby's corpse at Cala Monaci beach south of Bari on February 16 hidden beneath sand and rocks.

--IANS/AKI

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