Mumbai: Dogs devour abandoned 4-month-old foetus

It was wrapped in a black plastic bag and dumped in a garbage pit

Stray dogs in Oswal Nagari of Nallasopara (east) yesterday morning were seen running on the streets with parts of human flesh in their mouths and this disturbing sight led locals to a four-month-old foetus wrapped in a black plastic bag and dumped in a garbage pit.

The people then shooed away the dogs, who were fighting over a bite of the foetus, and alerted the Tulinj police, which took custody of the foetus. The gender of the aborted child has not been determined and the foetus has been sent for post mortem.

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“The four-month-old foetus was found wrapped in a black plastic bag in a garbage pit near a shop at the High Tension Road in Nallasopara (E) and stray dogs were fighting for it. So much so that a few dogs were also seen carrying pieces of human flesh, which made the locals find the foetus,” said PI Prakash Birajdar of Tulinj police station.

“We called the Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation doctors, who said the foetus, which weighed 250 gms, could be four months old and since it was not fully formed, it was difficult to ascertain the gender,” he added.

A case in this matter has been registered. “We have registered a case under Sections 312 (causing miscarriage) of the IPC against unknown persons and are investigating the case,” the inspector said.

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