Two people, one of whom is a doctor, have been booked for allegedly throwing a newborn into a creek near a hospital in Mumbra. The police are on the lookout for the duo.
The alleged incident came to light after Tabrez Khan, 21, a resident of Kausa and an electrician at the Mahuli Hospital in Diva Road, filed a police complaint stating that in the last week of August, he had seen two people throwing the baby, wrapped in plastic bag, into a creek near the hospital. A case was registered on Thursday.
“Khan told us that he had seen the two, but was unaware of their identity. He approached us after he found out about them. He identified them as Dr Asif from the Mahuli hospital and Javed Akhtar Khan, alias Javed Bhai, who could be a member of the hospital staff. The police are yet to get further details about their identity,” said SM Mundhe, senior inspector, Mumbra police station.
The police have not yet found the baby’s body and don’t know whether it was a boy or a girl. “Investigations are on and our team has been sent to arrest the accused,” Mundhe said.
The Mumbra police have registered a case under section 315 (act done with intent to prevent child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information)of the Indian Penal Code.