MUMBAI: A 25-year-old unmarried woman was booked by Pant Nagar police for allegedly throwing her newborn from her sixth floor apartment in Ghatkopar (E). Police said she was admitted to Cooper hospital as she was weak and unwell.
Police booked her under IPC section 318 for “secretly burying or otherwise disposing of the dead body of a child, whether such child died before, after or during birth, intentionally concealing or endeavouring to conceal birth of such child”. She can be imprisoned for up to two years, or with fine, or both.
A milkman alerted the building security guard, who informed the secretary about a baby lying dead in a pool of blood outside the building at Gaurishankar Wadi on August 4, senior inspector Suhash Kamble said. As there has been a lockdown for five months, building residents told police they were unaware of who was pregnant.
A doctor’s report said the baby had head injuries and was alive when she was born. Police then added IPC sections of murder (302) and causing disappearance of evidence (201). “Officers kept a watch and zeroed in on a young, pale and weak woman. She admitted to the crime,” Kamble said.