VIJAYAWADA: n a shocking incident, a newborn was left abandoned to death in a lavatory of the Old Government General Hospital on Tuesday night.
The incident came to light on Wednesday morning when sanitation workers were cleaning toilets in the hospital. They found the body of the newborn in the commode and alerted the hospital superintendent.
The infant, a girl, reportedly died after being abandoned by her mother, whose whereabouts are yet to be ascertained. According to Machavaram police, who are investigating the case, a young pregnant woman in her early twenties was brought to the hospital in 108 ambulance on Tuesday night. She was having labour pains and when the hospital staff were about to prepare her for delivery, she went to toilet and did not return.
As the body was found in the toilet, it is being suspected that woman after giving birth to a baby girl in the toilet itself might have abandoned it for various reasons including the gender.