Police form 4 teams to identify culprits who dumped foetuses
Accused may have come from neighbouring areas to dispose foetuses in Kurla.mumbai Updated: Jun 10, 2012 00:43 IST
Two days after two foetuses were found in Makadwala compound in Kurla (West), the VB Nagar police have formed four teams to trace the culprits.
Late on Thursday, locals spotted the foetuses, of a 4-month-old male and another much younger one, dumped in a garbage bin and informed the police control room. A case was registered under section 315 (act done with intent to prevent child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth) of the IPC.
The VB Nagar police are scanning hospitals, abortion centres and slum pockets in the neighbourhood to trace those who may have committed the crime.
The investigators suspect that the accused may have travelled from neighbouring areas to dispose off the foetuses and hence the operation of scanning the hospitals and abortion centers has been spread in the entire Kurla division.
Prabhakar Satam, assistant commissioner of police (Kurla division), said, “We have also asked the Dharavi and Kurla police to conduct similar exercise as all the areas are located nearby. We hope to trace the culprits soon. The foetuses have been sent to Rajawadi hospital, from where we would come to know the gender of the other foetus, and conduct a postmortem on them,” said Satam.