Mumbai: Body of infant found dumped in garbage bin, murder case registered

The baby was only a day old.

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The MRA marg police have registered a case of murder against unidentified persons, after a body of a newborn girl was found dumped at the garbage bin at Ballard pier in South Mumbai on Sunday late night.

The police believes following an unwanted pregnancy, parents may have killed the infant. 

According to MRA Marg police, a body of a day old baby was found by a  sweeper dumped at garbage bin at Ballard pier on Sunday late night. The police said the baby was wrapped in a plastic bag and a handkerchief was stuffed in her mouth. The baby was immediately rushed to St. George hospital at CST, where doctors declared her dead. After the postmortem, the police found that the baby was a day old and was physically healthy.

"The postmortem report indicated that she was choked to death and there were bruises on her neck. As her umbilical cord was not cut, we suspect that her delivery was not done in a hospital. We have registered a case of murder and suspect that the she may have been killed by her parents due to unwanted pregnancy. We have found CCTV footage of the area and are in the process of scrutinising it,"said a police officer from MRA Marg police station.

"We have sent the handkerchief to Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory,"he added

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