Six-month pregnant Palakkad tribal woman gives birth in forest

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Palakkad: A six-month pregnant tribal woman gave birth to a child near a forest canal in Thalikakkallu here on Friday. The woman has been identified as Sujatha.

The woman and her child were first taken to the Alathur taluk hospital and were later shifted to the Thrissur Medical College after relatives intimated officials concerned.

Sujatha’s husband and her sister-in-law were present when the delivery happened.

According to reports, the health officials had asked Sujatha to shift to the hospital, but she and her family refused to do so. Even after delivery, they were reluctant to shift to reports, reports noted.

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