Newborn girl’s body found in train

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

NEW DELHI - The body of a newborn baby girl was recovered from a toilet aboard a train at the Nizamuddin Railway Station in south Delhi Tuesday evening, police said.

The body was recovered from a toilet on the Utkal Express when it halted at the station at 7 p.m. A passenger told us about the incident when he went to the restroom, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Bhairon Singh Gurjar told IANS.

Initial medical examination suggest the victim was born on the train, which was going to Haridwar from Puri, police said.

We rushed her body to the Trauma Centre at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences where doctors pronounced her dead on arrival. Doctors ascertained her age to be zero days, which means that she was born hours before she was abandoned, said a senior police officer.

Police said there were no injury marks on the body and that the post-mortem examination was under way.

The child was not even covered in a cloth or placed in a bag. The body was lying on the floor near the commode. We have registered a case under section 317 of the Indian Penal Code (exposure and abandonment of child under twelve years by parent or guardian), added Gurjar.

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