Mumbai Crime: Mother flings her newborn girl from 6th floor in Ghatkopar

Updated: 11 August, 2020 07:59 IST | Anurag Kamble | Mumbai

Cops say woman who allegedly did this lives with her parents and brother; sources say as she didn't tell them whose child it was, her family refused to have to do anything with it

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The Pant Nagar police will soon arrest a 25-year-old woman for allegedly throwing her newborn from her 6th floor flat. The accused is currently in Rajawadi hospital.

A passer-by informed the police after seeing the baby lying between two buildings at Shankar Wadi, Ghatkopar East on August 4. After consistent questioning of hundreds of residents in the area, the police managed to find the mother of the infant.

Senior Inspector Suhas Kamble and Inspector Renuka Buwa had gone to the spot. "It was a baby girl barely a day old. She was found between two buildings," said Senior Inspector Kamble.

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"It was a tough task to speak to the people as due to COVID-19 many were not co-operating. We tried to speak to every woman in the houses there to find out about the baby," said another officer.

After a more than four-hour search, the police found the mother.

"Finally, we reached the house from where child was thrown. The family of the woman knew about the pregnancy but didn't want to get involved. Due to the delivery at home, she has been taken to Rajawadi Hospital where she is under treatment," said DCP (Zone 7) Prashant Kadam.

Police sources said the woman has been jobless for two years.

She lives with her parents and brother who wanted to know whose child it was but as she didn't reveal the name, they refused to have to do anything with her.

Police said on August 4, the woman delivered the baby, cut the umbilical cord and threw the infant from the kitchen window. An offence has been registered against the woman.

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First Published: 11 August, 2020 07:40 IST

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