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Foetus found dumped in hospital toilet

chandigarh Updated: Aug 18, 2012 23:08 IST
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A foetus was found dumped in a ladies' toilet at General Hospital, Sector 6 here on Saturday morning.

Sunil, a sweeper, spotted the foetus in a commode while cleaning the toilet at around 8 am. He informed the hospital authorities about it, and soon the police were called.

The foetus has been sent to the mortuary for autopsy.

Resident medical officer Dr Rajesh Raju told mediapersons that the foetus appeared to be four-five months old. He said it seemed to be a male foetus, but the gender would be confirmed after post-mortem examination.

"The hospital has CCTV cameras, but these are in the corridors and not near the toilet. We have checked the labour room records and confirmed that the foetus did not belong to any of our patients," said Dr Raju.

Inspector Ajay Rana of the Sector 5 police station said the police were investigating the case. "We will conduct a DNA test of the foetus. We are interrogating the staff members who were on duty at night," he said.

Still clueless
A two-day-old baby girl was found dead in a ladies' toilet of the hospital on July 29, 2011. The body surfaced from a commode when a sweeper who had gone to clean the toilet tried to clear the blockage with a wire. It never came out who dumped the body.