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Newborn's body parts found in Goa with animal bite marks; FIR registered

Locals alerted the police after they discovered the infant body parts at Mandur-Dongri village in North Goa on Saturday.
Last Updated : 16 June 2024, 16:39 IST

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Panaji: The Goa police have launched an investigation after the limbs of a newborn, apparently with animal bite marks, were recovered near a sluice gate, an official said on Sunday.

Locals alerted the police after they discovered the infant body parts at Mandur-Dongri village in North Goa on Saturday, the senior official said.

“Prima facie, it is suspected someone had tried to dispose of a newborn’s body,” he said. An animal had reportedly bitten the limbs, the official said.

A case has been registered under Indian Penal Code section 318 which deals with the illegal disposal of a child’s body, the official added.

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Published 16 June 2024, 16:39 IST

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