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Stray dogs drag infant’s body from Indore hospital mortuary, maul it

The shocking scene was noticed at the Maharaja Yeshwantrao government hospital but by a visitor who took the body away from the dogs and also informed the local police about it.

india Updated: Jul 17, 2017 08:09 IST
Shruti Tomar
The body was of a newborn, who died after just after his birth and was kept in the mortuary.
The body was of a newborn, who died after just after his birth and was kept in the mortuary.(Representative image)

Stray dogs mauled an infant’s body inside a government hospital in Indore on Sunday morning. The shocking scene was not noticed by the staff of Maharaja Yeshwantrao government hospital but by a visitor who took the body away from the dogs and also informed the local police about it.

The hospital has shown similar apathy towards the dead in the past. In January, a body of a newborn was mauled by the dogs while a youth’s body was found swarming by ants in May.

According to eyewitnesses, they saw a dog carrying the body of a newborn in its mouth in the garden of the hospital premises. Few more dogs joined and started mauling the baby.

“When patients and their relatives saw the dogs mauling the body, they gathered at the garden’s gate which was locked. They shouted but nobody from the hospital administration paid attention to them. I had come to attend my relative. I jumped upon the gate and shooed the dogs away,” said Tikam Sharma, a resident of Indore.

Other visitors who witnessed the scene said despite repeated attempts to contact the hospital superintendent, VS Paul, the latter neither answered the call nor came to the hospital. .

Indore Sanyogitaganj police station in-charge Manju Yadav said, “In the preliminary investigation, it was found that the body was of a newborn, who died after just after his birth. The body was kept carelessly in the mortuary from where it dragged by the dog. The body was sent for post mortem and things will be more clear after the report comes. We have registered a case and further investigation is on.”