Father Tries To Throw Stillborn Baby Into River, Arrested: Police

SRINAGAR: Police on Wednesday said that they have arrested a man in Srinagar after a Video went viral in which he was allegedly seen trying to throw an Infant into river.

A police spokesman in a statement said that a video was uploaded on social media where a man is allegedly seen trying to throw an infant into a river. Taking cognizance of the fact, Srinagar police acted swiftly and apprehended the person namely Mohammad Abbas resident of Shar Shali Pulwama.

“He disclosed that his wife had delivered a male baby who was stillborn(dead at birth) and to save the inconvenience of carrying the dead baby back to his native village he tried to dispose off his body into the river. But then people interrupted him and he carried the baby back to his native village and performed his last rites there,” he said.

The facts are being cross checked from the medical records and witnesses, reads the statement.

“One Mohd Abas of Shar Shali Pulwama identifies in case related to a newborn baby. As per him,the baby was still-born, he wasn’t able to justify his attempt of throwing body of infant into river. The claim is being ascertained from doctors in LD hospital for further legal action,” Srinagar police tweeted.

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