Kishtwar shame: 3 dead foetus found in District hospital, 2 detained

Jammu, Mar 12: In a shameful act that disgraced the society, three dead fetus were found inside the District Hospital Kishtwar premises by the people today as a result of which widespread anger and resentment was seen among the people who demanded stern action against the culprits including those among the hospital staff involved in this heinous crime.

As per the details available with “Early Times”, one dead fetus was found inside the bathroom seat in the hospital complex while another one was found inside the dustbin of the hospital while the third one was found buried inside the huge boulder.

As soon as the news of dead fetus in District Hospital Kishtwar complex, spread, large number of people including social activist assembled at the spot and brought the matter into the notice of Kishtwar police who immediately rushed to the spot and took the custody of the dead fetus. FIR No. 33 U/S 318 RPC was registered at Police Station Kishtwar.

During the initial probe, Kishtwar police detained two suspects, of which one has confessed and told the police that his wife gave birth to premature dead baby and instead of burring it at some graveyard he preferred to bury the dead child in hospital premises.

Incharge Medical Superintendent District Hospital Kishtwar P L Bhagat said that he came to know about the incident through police and added that the hospital authorities will cooperate with the police in its investigation.

Meanwhile the angry people demanded high level magisterial probe into the matter and added that the involvement of lower rank hospital staff could not be ruled out in this heinous crime.

Earlier in another similar attempt, the dead body of a newly born child was found in a drain at Bus Stand Kishtwar on 19-12-2018 and Kishtwar police registered an FIR in that case as well, but till date no detail was made public regarding the investigation into the matter.

© (EarlyTimes)