Lucknow: A 26-year-old unmarried pregnant woman attempted self-delivery while watching a child delivery video on YouTube. Both the woman and her child died in the process.
The incident took place in Bilandpur area on Sunday night. The police said that the possible reason behind this action was the "fear of the social stigma attached to being an unmarried mother".
The police said the matter came to light when the deceased's neighbours informed her landlord about blood flowing out of her room on Monday morning.
“Her landlord Ravi Upadhyay broke open the door and found the woman and a newborn baby boy lying dead. He immediately informed the police, who reached the site and sent the body for post-mortem. Her smartphone revealed that she was watching ‘how to deliver a baby by self’ and other similar safe delivery processes on YouTube,” police said.
Police found a pair of scissors, a blade and some thread near the woman’s body.
The woman had rented the house four days before the incident. The landlord said she had told him that her mother would be coming soon to assist her in the delivery in a hospital....