Body of new­born found aban­doned

Deccan Chronicle - - CITY -

The body of a new­born boy was found wrapped in a cloth on the road­side in Chai­tanya­puri on Sat­ur­day.

Po­lice sus­pect that the baby was dumped by his par­ents af­ter his death.

Chai­tanya­puri po­lice of­fi­cials sus­pect that the in­fant was aban­doned by his par­ents. Lo­cals no­ticed the body wrapped in a cloth and in­formed the po­lice, fol­low­ing which a team ar­rived to in­spect.

The body was shifted to Os­ma­nia Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal for post-mortem ex­am­i­na­tion and in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on af­ter a case was booked.

Speak­ing on the is­sue, Achyuta Rao, a child rights ac­tivist said that to en­sure that un­wanted chil­dren are safe and se­cure, there is a gov­ern­ment project called cra­dle that is op­er­ated with the help of women and child wel­fare au­thor­i­ties.

Through this scheme, moth­ers who want to dis­own their child can keep the baby in the cra­dle with­out re­veal­ing their iden­tity and the gov­ern­ment will shift the child to a Shishugriha and give it up for adop­tion.

“But the women and child wel­fare de­part­ment have failed in im­ple­ment­ing the scheme and there has been no aware­ness on the part of the de­part­ment. This has led to the death of in­no­cent chil­dren,” he said. A 24-year-old house­wife who was abroad re­turned home and killed her­self at her ma­ter­nal place in Nered­met on Sat­ur­day fol­low­ing con­stant ha­rass­ment and abuse from her hus­band in the US.

The de­ceased was iden­ti­fied as Mad­huri, who was mar­ried to Kotesh­wara Rao, 32, in Novem­ber 2016, po­lice said.

“Soon af­ter their wed­ding in Hy­der­abad, they moved to Amer­ica. She com­plained to her mother about how her hus­band used to in­vite friends at their place dur­ing the week­ends and forced her to smoke ganja, con­sume alo­co­hol and gam­ble with them. If she re­jected, he used to ha­rass her. When she could not find a job there, he started ha­rass­ing her men­tally and phys­i­cally, fol­low­ing which she re­turned to In­dia in 2017,” said the po­lice in­spec­tor of Nered­met, A. Narasimha Swamy.

Later Rao’s in-laws, Venkateswarlu and Sub­bulu coun­selled the cou­ple and sent Mad­huri back to Amer­ica.

“When he did not change his be­hav­ior, Mad­huri re­turned to Hy­der­abad on Thurs­day and on Sat­ur­day at about 9 am, she com­mit­ted sui­cide by hang­ing from an iron pipe at her par­ent’s place in Nered­met,” added the of­fi­cial.

Based on a com­plaint, cases were booked un­der Sec­tion 498-A (Hus­band or rel­a­tive of hus­band of a woman sub­ject­ing her to cru­elty) and 306 (Abet­ment of sui­cide) of IPC and started an in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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