A two-day-old girl was found dead in an Indian toilet after being flushed away by her own parents. The body of the tiny tot was discovered by a plumber who had been called to the building in Kerala, India, to unblock a drain on Friday morning – according to NDTV.
According to the horrified servicemen, they were left traumatised after finding the baby girl’s tiny head was the cause of the blockage. They scrambled to pull her out of the passageway but they were too late – as she had died several hours earlier.
Dr Abdul Rehman, who runs the doctor’s clinic next to his house where the girl was found first noticed the obstruction and called in the plumbers. According to the police, when the plumbers were trying to unblock the toilet, they noticed something which looked like a ball.
As they tried to fish it out, they were shocked to see a tiny head pop up in front of them. Upon further inspection they found the body of the newborn, her placenta still attached, was stuck in the duct. The police suspect that her parents brought the girl to the clinic on pretext of consultation and flushed the baby down the toilet.
However, as the placenta was intact, they speculated the mother could have delivered her inside the washroom before trying to get rid of her. Police are now investigating the incident and are checking the records of all the patients who made a visit to the clinic that day.
Police said the baby may have been flushed down the toilet by a mother who was visiting the clinic for a check-up.’There wasn’t much of a foul smell emanating from the toilet. The body hadn’t decomposed when we recovered it. ‘But the baby’s placenta was intact and there was blood inside the commode. Seeing the colour of the blood, the domestic worker mistook it for muddy water,’ the police told the News Minute.
‘Investigations are underway. We are analysing the records, but we haven’t been able to identify her parents yet,’ police sources also told NDTV. Meanwhile, the baby’s body has been sent to Thrissur medical college for a postmortem examination.