Hyderabad: New-born baby girl thrown from a height succumbs to injuries
The police altered the case from 153 A to 302 of IPC (murder)
A newborn baby girl was thrown 13 feet down from a building in Satguru Residency area in South Kamalanagar, Moula Ali, on Sunday morning. The child died hours later, while undergoing treatment at Niloufer Hospital.
The baby was breathing when found with injuries in the passage on the ground floor of the apartment complex by the watchwoman Lakshmi. She said she was alerted by a hard thud sound around 10.25 am. She immediately called in the apartment residents.
“The ambulance reached the hospital around 10.55 am. Our critical care team headed by Dr Maruti took up the case and shifted the just-born to the ICU,” said Satyanarayana, duty manager of Ankura Hospitals at A.S. Rao Nagar.
Two ICU doctors attended to the baby and gave her emergency attention by incubating her. She had grave facial, internal and abdominal injuries. The baby girl was later shifted to Niloufer for critical care.
According to a doctor at Niloufer Hospital, the baby had no heartbeat when it was admitted to the hospital. Doctors tried to resuscitate it and its heartbeat picked up a little bit, but again stopped. After trying for about 20 minutes, the baby was declared dead. Its post-mortem would be carried out at Gandhi Hospital.
Kushaiguda sub-inspector Sai Kumar told Deccan Chronicle, “We received a Dial 100 call from a woman around 10.30 am. She stated that some unknown person had thrown the just-born and it was lying on the passage. I rushed to the scene, lifted the infant with a towel I got from a female resident.”
The police suspect this to be the act of parents who “might have wanted to get rid of the baby, as it was a girl.”
Watchwoman Lakshmi said, “After finishing the morning’s work, I returned to my room in the basement. Then I heard a thud and ran to see the bare just-born on the floor. It was breathing. I panicked and informed my husband and later the owner of the ground floor flat, Satyavathi.”
A special team has been formed by Kushaiguda police. CCTV footage from sublanes of Kamlanagar and A.S. Rao Nagar are being examined.
“There are three buildings adjacent to Satguru Residency, but the passage has no CCTV camera. The culprits have not been identified. We are making efforts in that direction,” Sai Kumar said.
The police altered the case from 153 A to 302 of IPC (murder) and shifted the body for post-mortem and preservation in the Gandhi hospital mortuary.