New-born girl’s body found in nullah at Hingna

Nagpur:Body of a new-born girl was found floating in a nullah under a bridge in Hingna police station area on Tuesday morning. The infant was found by Durgesh Ashokrao Kuhite (27), a resident of Chini Mangli village in Hingna tehsil, when he was passing by the area around 7 am.

Staff of Hingna police station rushed to the spot after being informed by Kuhite. The police have recovered the body from the nullah and sent it to hospital where doctors declared her brought dead. A police official said that it was a case of a mother abandoning the newborn. The child might be died after birth, but to conceal the birth and to destroy evidence, the accused dumped it in the nullah, the official said.

“We have sent the body to hospital for a forensic postmortem,” said the official. Hingna police have registered the case under Section 318 of Indian Penal Code for concealing the birth of a child by secretly disposing of the body. The offence is punishable by up to two years of imprisonmen