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Want FIR against those who tried to bury stillborn in Chandigarh: Forest dept

Forest department officials requested the Chandigarh police to register a case against persons who were trying to bury the stillborn in reserve forest area under the Indian Forest Act, here on Thursday.

punjab Updated: Feb 23, 2018 11:38 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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Persons were trying to bury a stillborn in reserve forest area in Chandigarh. (Representative image )

A day after two persons were caught digging a pit to bury a body in lake forest, the forest department officials requested the UT police to register a case against persons who were trying to bury the stillborn in reserve forest area under the Indian Forest Act, here on Thursday.

When contacted, deputy superintendent of police (DSP), central, Ram Gopal said, “We are verifying the claims of forest department employees. We are yet to register a case.”

Giving details, he said the baby being buried was stillborn. He added that the baby was delivered at the Government Multispecialty Hospital, Sector 16, on Wednesday. The baby was born to Ajay, son of Darshan Singh, a resident of Sector 26, Chandigarh.Meanwhile, the forest department officials felicitated its staff members for being brave and alert here. Supervisor Ajay Kumar and watcher Sagar, both posted in the Nature Interpretation Centre, were felicitated.

First Published: Feb 23, 2018 11:35 IST