A newborn was left abandoned to death in a lavatory of the Old
Government General Hospital in Andhra Pradesh, India.
The incident came to light the next morning when sanitation workers were
cleaning toilets in the hospital. They found the body of the newborn in the
commode and alerted the hospital superintendent. Hospital Superintendent U Surya Kumari
said that a baby girl's dead body was found lying in the washroom and we
immediately alerted police on the issue.
The infant, a girl, reportedly died after being abandoned by her mother
According to Machavaram police, the young pregnant woman was brought to the
hospital in 108 ambulance with labour pains and when the hospital staff were
about to prepare her for delivery, she went to toilet and did not return.
As the body was found in the toilet, it is being suspected that woman
after giving birth to a baby girl in the toilet itself might have abandoned it
for various reasons including the gender.
FIR has been registered under Section 174 of CrPC and we are trying to trace
her through the 108 service, which she made use of while getting admitted in
the hospital. "We also learned that she was accompanied by her mother and
brother," said Machavaram police.