In an interview with Moscow 24, ombudsman for the rights of the child in the Sverdlovsk region Igor Morokov told about the condition of a six-month-old girl, whom her mother kept in the closet from the moment of birth.
The incident became known on October 9. In April, a 37-year-old resident of the city of Karpinsk, Sverdlovsk region, gave birth to a daughter at home in the bathroom, did not issue a birth certificate and hid the baby from friends in a closet. As a result, the child was in an emaciated state. A criminal case was opened on this fact.
“The girl was transferred from the intensive care unit to the department. Yesterday I was there and personally looked, we talked with the doctors,” said the children's ombudsman. Commenting on the further fate of the baby, Morokov explained that this is not a matter for the next few days, since a criminal case has been initiated under serious articles.
"All these issues will be considered after the issuance, if I may say so, of a verdict. Proceeding from this, the situation will move," he added.
The Ombudsman stressed that his task is to ensure that the interests of children are respected. At the same time, the grandparents, according to Morokov, have the right to communicate with their granddaughter, who is now in a hospital in Yekaterinburg.
"Now there are no obstacles, if it is clearly established that these are her grandparents … But the city of Karpinsk is about 500 kilometers from Yekaterinburg. I think regular meetings are impossible here because of the distance," summed up the interlocutor of Moscow 24.
Before that, a friend of a woman who hid her child in a closet for six months told what kind of mother she was. According to a friend, the woman took good care of her two older children: they were dressed, shod, fed and attended various circles and sections.
A 13-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl will be under the care of other relatives. The mother of the children was placed in a psychiatric hospital.