Hyderabad: Mother kills newborn baby after minutes of birth

DN Bureau

A woman allegedly drowned her new born child in a bucket of water minutes after the delivery at a private hospital.

A newborn baby killed by drowning in a bucket (File Photo)
A newborn baby killed by drowning in a bucket (File Photo)

Hyderabad: A 22-year-old woman allegedly drowned her new born child in a bucket of water minutes after the delivery at a private hospital here.

 

A preliminary inquiry by police has revealed that the woman, who belongs to Khammam district in Telangana, is unmarried.

 

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She joined the private hospital as a lab technician last week and was around six months' pregnant, they said.

 

"The hospital was not aware that she was pregnant," Inspector, Raidurgam police station, D Durga Prasad said.

A newborn baby

On Sunday, she was on evening shift. At around 1.30 AM yesterday, some hospital workers heard the cries of a baby from a washroom in the premises.

 

A senior manager of the hospital and two other nurses reached the spot and through a gap in the washroom's door they saw the woman allegedly drowning the baby in the bucket of water, a police officer said.

 

They immediately open the door by force and found the baby dead in the bucket, he said.

 

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The woman also had heavy bleeding following the delivery and was admitted in the same hospital for treatment, he said.

 

A case under IPC section 302 (murder) has been registered against the woman, he said adding that she will be questioned. (PTI)

 

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