Kerala: Newborn's body flushed down the toilet; parents on run

Two-day old girl child flushed down the toilet JOEL SAGET  AFP  Getty Images

Two-day old girl child flushed down the toilet JOEL SAGET AFP Getty Images

In another shocking incident, a two-day-old newborn was flushed in a toilet of a Clinic in Kerala. The girl's tiny body was recovered only when the plumbers tried clear a clogged toilet at the clinic of Dr Abdul Rahman in Palakkad's Malappuram.

On trying to unblock the passage, the plumbers noticed an obstruction that looked like a ball. Her body was recovered last week when the plumbers were called in to take care of the clogged toilet. The police have filed a case against the newborn's parents, who are said to be absconding and the dead baby is mored to the Thrissur medical college for an autopsy. The report said the placenta of the baby was intact, which raised suspicions that it might have been dumped soon after birth, according to the report. The police are also going through records of patients who recently visited the clinic.

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"There wasn't much of a foul smell emanating from the toilet", a sub-inspector of the Nattukal Police Station told The NewsMinute.

So far the dead toddler's parents have not been identified and speculations are the parents might have flushed the baby down when they came in for consultation or the mother might have delivered the baby inside the washroom. They were left shocked after discovering that it was the body of an infant. Seeing the colour of the blood, the domestic worker mistook it for muddy water, ' the cops were quoted as saying by the TNM.

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