An advocate residing in Velachery approached Triplicane police claiming that the body of the two-and-a half months old baby found afloat in Cooum on Monday was his daughter’s, here on Tuesday.
Police said Arivazhagan, a lawyer practicing at Madras High Court sought the police that they handed over the body to him on Tuesday morning after he saw its pictures in some newspaper.
On July 28, the baby was admitted to Government Kasturba Hospital for Women and Children after it was taken ill. She died not responding to the treatment the same day and the body was handed over to the mother. Sekar, grandfather of the child, had given it to one of his aides to dispose of the body since the family was affected by baby’s demise.
The person had disposed of the body in Cooum river and the body was found floating near Napier Bridge.
A case was registered under section 318of Indian Penal Code (IPC). The baby was born on May 27 for the couple who got married in 2011 and was suffering from congenital heart disease. The body was moved to Government Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital and the post-mortem report was awaited.