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

Lester Mason
April 16, 2018

Body of a two-day-old girl was flushed down a toilet in Kerala and was recovered later by plumbers when they tried to clear the clogged passage on Friday.

The incident came to light after the plumbers tried to open the choked 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. The body of the newborn was still attached to her placenta when found stuck in the toilet duct.


According to reports in India Today, the maid in Rahman's house noticed water clogging in the toilet attached to the consulting clinic on Thursday and informed Rahman and his wife who is also a doctor. Dr. Rehman had noticed a disturbance in the toilet prior to calling the plumbers. Nattukal Police in Palakkad are investigating the case. But the baby's placenta was intact and there was blood inside the commode.

"Investigations are underway. We are analysing the records, but we haven't been able to identify her parents yet", police sources told NDTV. The police suspect that her parents brought the girl to the clinic on pretext of consultation and flushed the baby down the toilet. The police are checking the records of all patients who visited the clinic around the time of birth.

The body was taken to a medical college in Thrissur where post-mortem was conducted, DNA reported.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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