The body of a newborn baby girl was found in a dustbin of Lokmanya Tilak Hospital in Sion on Friday morning. The infant was immediately examined by a team of doctors on the spot and she was declared dead. Soon after the incident, Sion police registered a case on the complaint of the sweeper Saraswati Dongre (36) against an unknown woman and is currently conducting an investigation to nab the culprit.
As per the information, on Friday morning, Pawne went to the toilet of the casualty department of Lokmanya Tilak Hospital in Sion to collect garbage. As the garbage pail felt heavy, he opened it and found the baby inside a black bag. Pawne immediately reported this to his superiors. The doctor immediately rushed there and conducted a medical examination. After examination, the baby was declared dead. The dead baby is reported to be one-day-old.
Police examining CCTV footage to nab the woman
A case has been registered against an unknown woman for denying the guardianship of the girl child. Police are searching for the woman with the help of CCTV.
According to information from the police, the fetus was tied in a plastic bag and thrown into the garbage. “On Friday afternoon, the fetus was found when the sanitation workers were removing the garbage. Following this, it was taken to the hospital, where it was declared dead by the doctors. However, we have registered a case against unknown persons, and the investigation is underway,” said a police official.
Previous similar incident
Meanwhile, KEM hospital reported a similar incident in 2019 where an aborted fetus was half-eaten by a cat and was dragging from the biomedical waste room. Following this, the police registered an accidental death report.