Bitten by dog, newborn dies

Updated on Oct 03, 2007 04:18 AM IST

A new-born girl, snatched away by a stray dog from inside a hospital ward a few hours after her birth on September 17, died on Monday night.

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Hindustan Times | ByHimansu S Sahoo, Bhubaneswar

A new-born girl, snatched away by a stray dog from inside a hospital ward a few hours after her birth on September 17, died on Monday night.

She succumbed to the dog-bite injuries on her stomach after battling for life for more than two weeks in the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. The dog-bite caused some critical internal infections leading to her death, hospital sources said.

The baby was born to Babina Das (32) at the Anandpur Government Hospital in Keonjhar district. Within three hours after her birth, a stray dog snatched the baby as she lay sleeping with her mother on the floor of the hospital ward. Her 5-year-old brother was sitting beside them.

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