Woman drowns 12-day-old infant in Eluru hospital tank

On August 8, the infant was admitted to a hospital following a throat infection. When the baby went missing and was later found in the hospital water tank, the mother admitted to drowning the baby.

Published: 13th August 2021 10:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th August 2021 10:39 AM   |  A+A-


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By Express News Service

VIJAYAWADA: A mentally sick woman allegedly drowned her infant child in a water tank of a private hospital in Eluru of West Godavari district. According to police, Seetha Mahalakshmi gave birth in a private hospital 12-days ago.

On August 8, the infant was admitted to the hospital following a throat infection. On Wednesday, doctors said they would discharge the baby when the husband Harikrishna had gone to pick up his father at a bus station.

When he returned, Seetha complained that baby was missing. Later, the hospital premises were searched and the body of an infant was found in the water tank. Suspecting the hand of the mother, police questioned her and she admitted to having drowned the baby in the tank. A case has been registered and an investigation is on.


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