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Newborn found in ladies washroom of hospital

Devdiscourse News Desk Palghar
Updated: 30-11-2018 22:01 IST

The body of a newborn baby boy was dumped in the ladies' washroom of the Rural Hospital at Virar here, police said Friday.

A sanitary worker was cleaning the choked toilet in the female ward of the hospital when he spotted the newborn child's body stuck in the commode, they said.

The Virar police have registered an offence under IPC section 318 (concealment of birth by secret disposal of dead body) against unidentified persons, they said. Police suspect the baby was of a rape survivor who was taken to the rural hospital for examination after she complained of pain in the abdomen.

The survivor, who is in her teens, became pregnant after being repeatedly raped by a man, the police said. According to the police, they suspect the victim went to the toilet, where the child accidentally slipped and fell into the commode.

(With inputs from agencies.)