The district police found two male foetuses from a sewage drain near the Dhuri gate here on Tuesday. Station house officer (SHO) Sukhdev Singh said, "Sweeper Wajir of Sangrur notices the foetuses in a black polythene when he came to clean the drain in the morning."
He said as the foetuses are of male babies, abortion by any married woman is ruled out. The police are suspecting that one or two unmarried girls might have undergone abortion and thrown the fetuses in the drain. The police have registered a case under section 315 of the IPC.
As they got the information, senior medical officer (SMO) Dr Prabhat with the SHO rushed to the spot. Dr Prabhat said, "Both fetuses of boys and must be around 6-7 months' old, but their exact duration would be clear only after postmortem report." "No, they are not twins," the SMO said when asked if they were twins.
A three-member committee comprising one gynaecologist, one duty officer and one paediatrician has been constituted to conduct the postmortem. The postmortem report will come on Wednesday, he added.
Since there is no any nursing home or ultrasound centre in the area from where the foetuses have been recovered, the police are trying to probe if any midwife or nurse is staying in the locality.