Woman gives birth in toilet, baby dies of injuries

A 22-year-old woman admitted in a private hospital in Kota, gave birth to a baby girl in a toilet. She was seven months pregnant. 

The infant suffered severe head injures leading to its death. Babita was admitted to the hospital in Dadabari area in Kota town on Saturday night after she developed pregnancy-related complications, police said.

The woman was given an injection to induce labour on Sunday, police added. “When Babita went to relieve herself, she gave birth to a baby girl in the toilet”, said Dharmendra Kumar Sharma, SHO, Dadabari police station.

Injuries to the newborn eventually led to the death of the newborn girl, he added. Babita’s family later registered a complaint Dadabari police station, accusing the hospital of medical negligence.

Sharma confirmed that a case of negligence has been registered against the hospital owners.  

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