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Newborn girl found dead in dustbin outside Safdarjung hospital

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
A newborn girl was today found dead in a dustbin near the mortuary of Safdarjung Hospital in south Delhi.

A senior official said police received a PCR call regarding a newborn girl lying dead in a dustbin at the rear of the hospital's mortuary.

"According to a tag on the body, the baby was premature, weighed 1.42 kg and was born at 11:58 pm on January 27.

"During an inquiry, the father of the girl said his wife gave birth to a stillborn baby," the official said.

He told police that doctors handed over the baby to the father, who threw her into a dustbin near the mortuary of the hospital as he did not what to do.

"A probe into the matter is underway," he added.

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First Published: Jan 29 2018 | 4:40 PM IST

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