SRINAGAR: A woman is facing charges for allegedly abandoning a newborn’s body in a rivulet in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, media reports said.
The lifeless infant was discovered in a rivulet near Nabhan Mohalla in Rajouri, prompting authorities to register a case under Section 318 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), dealing with the concealment of birth through the secret disposal of a deceased body.
Upon investigation, it was revealed that Parvaiz Akhtar, the wife of Naheem Ahmed and a resident of Rajouri’s Niaka Panjgrian village, gave birth to the baby at GMC Associate Hospital in the district. Shockingly, on their way home from the hospital, the family allegedly discarded the newborn’s body into the nearby rivulet.
The exact cause of the infant’s tragic demise is still under scrutiny, and the police are actively pursuing additional leads in the incident.