Alappuzha woman admits new-born abandoned in bushes was her baby

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Alappuzha: A woman, who was under treatment at Women and Children hospital in Alappuzha, admitted that the new-born baby found in the bushes at Thumpoly belongs to her. Though the officials and doctors interrogated the woman for the past two days after getting suspicious, she stood firm and repeated that it was not her baby. However, she changed her mind when the police initiated procedures to conduct a DNA test on Monday.

A few scrap collectors found the new-born abandoned in the bushes near Thumpoly Vikasanam Junction on Friday. The bushes were adjacent to the house where the woman lived. An hour before spotting the baby, the woman had reached the Women and Children hospital seeking medical aid for excessive bleeding. She informed the doctors that she had bladder stones weighing 2.5 kilograms, which the doctors refused to believe. Later, the doctors confirmed that the woman had recently delivered a baby. But she denied this.

Meanwhile, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, demanded the police to identify the person who abandoned the baby and initiate legal proceedings. With this, Alappuzha North police intensified the investigation and decided to conduct DNA test of the suspected mother and the infant.

The infant was also admitted to the same hospital and the health condition of the baby is stable now. The baby would be handed over to the Child Welfare Committee soon after discharge from the hospital. Experts opined that the Court will decide whether the child should be entrusted with the mother or not. Currently, an FIR has been registered naming the mother as accused in the case.

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