Jammu: Man finds rats nibbling body of newborn son in government hospital

Updated on Oct 17, 2016 07:36 AM IST

Rats nibbled at a newborn in the maternity ward of a government hospital in Kishtwar. The parents of the baby, however, claimed that the baby died due to the rodent bites.

Ghulam Hassan, a resident of the remote Chhatru village of the district, had taken his wife to the hospital where she delivered a baby boy on Thursday, a police officer said on Sunday.(PTI file/representative photo)
Ghulam Hassan, a resident of the remote Chhatru village of the district, had taken his wife to the hospital where she delivered a baby boy on Thursday, a police officer said on Sunday.(PTI file/representative photo)
ByPTI, Jammu

Rats nibbled a newborn in the maternity ward of a government hospital in Kishtwar. The parents of the baby, however, claimed that the baby died due to the rodent bites.

Ghulam Hassan, a resident of the remote Chhatru village of the district, had taken his wife to the hospital where she delivered a baby boy on Thursday, a police officer said on Sunday.

He said that the baby was shifted to the maternity ward and when Hassan visited the ward on Saturday, he found the baby dead with rat bites visible on his body.

“There was blood all over the body of the baby and the rats were still nibbling him when Hassan saw this,” he said.

Gurjeet Singh, director of health services in Jammu, said that a probe has been launched into the matter.

“I have already ordered an inquiry and the chief medical officer of the district will be conducting the inquiry. However, preliminary inquiry suggest that the baby had already died due to some illness and was nibbled by rats after his death,” Singh said.

Singh, however, said that if anybody in the health department is found guilty, strict action would be taken against him.

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