Unwed Woman Held for Throwing Her Newborn Girl into Hospital Dustbin, Killing Infant

Unwed Woman Held for Throwing Her Newborn Girl into Hospital Dustbin, Killing Infant
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Last Updated: December 11, 2023, 23:55 IST

The woman took this step to hide ignominy of unwed motherhood.

The infant was found in the dustbin bucket in a toilet of civic-run Sion Hospital by a sweeper on Friday morning and she was declared dead by doctors

A 23-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly throwing her newborn girl into a dustbin in a civic-run hospital in Mumbai, leading to her death, a police official said on Monday.

The infant was found in the dustbin bucket in a toilet of civic-run Sion Hospital by a sweeper on Friday morning and she was declared dead by doctors, he said.

“The woman took this step to hide the ignominy of unwed motherhood. CCTV footage of the vicinity showed her walking suspiciously near the toilet. She was nabbed from Dharavi, where she stays, and confessed to the crime during questioning,” the official said.

She has been charged under Indian Penal Code sections 315 (act done with intent to prevent child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth) and 317 (exposure of a child under 12 years of age by parent or person having care of it with intention of wholly abandoning it), he said.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)

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