A foetus was found near a playground in Vile Parle (East) on Sunday morning. The police are not certain about the sex of the foetus or how old it is and are awaiting medical reports to determine this. However, an offence has been registered against the persons, still unidentified, who dumped the foetus.
The incident came to light around 10.30am, when an autorickshaw driver spotted the foetus outside the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar ground in Samrat Ashok Nagar. The driver alerted the locals after which Vile Parle police were contacted.
The police then sent the foetus to the Cooper Hospital for a post mortem. “They will be conducting a DNA test to determine the sex of the foetus,” said inspector Dilip Kale of Vile Parle police station. Prima facie the foetus appeared to be around six months old, Kale said.
The police have registered a case under Section 318 of the IPC (disposing of the dead body of a child and whether such child died before or during its birth) against the unidentified parents.