Two-day-old baby flushed from toilet in Kerala, parents missing; police lodge case
Thiruvananthapuram: A doctor, with the help of a plumber, recovered the body of a two-day-old girl from toilet outlet line at Palakkad district in Kerala on Friday. Media reports said the doctor, Dr Abdul Rehman, witnessed a clogged toilet in his clinic, after which he called a plumber to clear the jam.
However, when the plumber started work he found that the toilet’s main line was jammed. When he started working further and tried to clear the jam he spotted head of a baby popping out from the main outlet pipeline. The body of the newborn, her placenta still attached, was stuck in the duct.
According to media reports, the police suspect that her parents brought the girl to the clinic on the pretext of consultation and flushed the baby down the toilet. However, another theory is doing round that as the placenta was intact the mother could have delivered the baby inside the washroom.
The records of all the patients were being checked, media reports said.
Dr Rehman lodged a complaint and a case of unnatural death was filed.