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Unborn foetus found in Rao Tula Ram hospital’s toilet

In a shocking incident, a five-month-old foetus of a boy was found to be allegedly dumped in a ladies toilet in the Rao Tula Ram Memorial hospital at Southwest Delhi’s Jaffarpur Kalan area on Saturday morning. 

Senior police officials said that they have sent the foetus for post-mortem and have registered a case against unknown person under Section 316 (Causing death of quick unborn child by act amounting to culpable homicide) of the IPC.

According to the police, they received a call at around 11 am from the hospital authorities that a boy, allegedly a foetus, was found dumped in the ladies washroom in the government hospital at Jaffarpur Kalan. A team of police rushed to the spot and picked up the foetus.

Senior police officers, close to the investigation said that in the preliminary investigation, it appears that it was a fully-grown five-month baby boy. 

However, we have sent the foetus for relevant medical tests and post-mortem to establish how the foetus was found in the hospital premises. A senior police official said: “We are questioning the employees and other staff of the hospital to ascertain if they saw anyone leaving behind the foetus. 

“We are also scanning the CCTV footages of all the cameras installed in the hospital premises, near 
the bus stops and to establish who left the unborn child behind. Sources, meanwhile, said that no one in the hospital saw anything so it is difficult to establish how the unborn child was either left behind by the parents or someone else.

Surendra Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-west), said: “We have registered a case under IPC Section 316 (Causing death of quick unborn child by act amounting to culpable homicide) of the IPC at the Jaffarpur Kalan police station against unknown persons. Probe is on.”

Police further added that in the meantime, they are also questioning the hospital authorities. Further investigation is underway.
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