Mumbai: Woman arrested for flushing foetus down the toilet

A 25-year-old unmarried woman, who was in the sixth month of her pregnancy, had decided to abort her baby by consuming pills and then tried to flush it down the toilet

The discarded remains of a six-month-old foetus were recovered from the drainage pipe of Samrudhhi building in Borivli (West). A 25-year-old woman, Nanda Gore, accused of flushing the foetus down the toilet, has been arrested.

The incident came to light when the accused’s family complained to the secretary of their housing society regarding a blocked drainage pipe in their home. Soon, the secretary received several other complaints regarding a possible blockage and approached a plumber to fix it.

The plumber checked the drainpipe, and found the baby’s hand sticking out when he opened it on one of the floors. According to the police, Gore had consumed abortion pills to terminate her pregnancy. On account of the medicine, she had an abortion on Friday night.

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She then took the foetus into the bathroom and flushed it down the drain. The body later got stuck in the pipe and choked it. Gore, who is not married, is in the imitation jewellery business and lives with her mother, brother and two sisters in Samruddhi building.

Gore had initially been called in for questioning by Crime Branch Unit XI. She was subsequently handed over to the Borivli police and was arrested under Section 315 (intent to prevent child from being born or causing it to die after birth), after she confessed to her crime.

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Speaking to mid-day, Senior Police Inspector at Borivli police station, Gunaji Sawant said, “The foetus was recovered in a decomposed state since it had been in the water for several hours.”

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