A woman in Mexico was spotted carrying her dead son’s body in a plastic bag on a bus this week because she wanted to take him home to bury him, but could not afford any other mode of transport.
The grieving Mum who was identified as Silvia Reyes Batalla, 25, was seen with the young boy’s corpse wrapped in plastic when she was traveling from Mexico City. When asked what she was doing she said that she and her boyfriend Alfonso Refugio Dominguez, 53, were taking the baby to her home city of Puebla, 87 miles away. She explained that they wanted to bury him there. The baby looks to be between three to five months.
It is understood that the child had died the day before, after suffering from a heart disease. The mum had taken him on a visit to the capital, but he had died. So she made plans with her partner to travel back home the next day so their son could be buried.
Bus company staff at first misunderstood the situation and called paramedics, but the officials confirmed the boy had been dead for some time. Medics added that the mother’s story was quite plausible. Mexican media reported that prosecutors were investigating the cause of death. It was not clear whether Ms Reyes Batalla was charged with any offense. She is not thought to have been allowed to continue her journey.