Woman delivers child inside hostel bathroom in Kerala's Kochi, taken to hospital

06:47 PM May 05, 2024 | PTI |

Kochi: Days after a suspected victim of sexual assault tossed her newborn infant on to a street in Kochi, killing the infant, another woman was found to have given birth in the bathroom of a city hostel, the police said on Sunday.


The 22-year-old woman from Kollam, who works in a company here, delivered the child inside the bathroom of a private hostel on Sunday morning, and the matter came to light after her hostel mates forcefully opened the door as she was locked inside for a long time, the police said.

“We were informed by the hostel authorities. We immediately shifted her and the child to a nearby hospital. They both are safe now,” they added.

Police said that her family has been informed and a close friend of hers also reached the hospital.

The hostel mates were unaware of the pregnancy.


In a similar incident that had shocked Kochi on May 3, a 23-year-old woman who had concealed her pregnancy, delivered a baby in the early hours of Friday in her apartment bathroom, and allegedly threw the newborn on the street in front of her flat complex located in a posh residential area.

The baby was found dead by conservancy workers, and police arrested the woman who delivered the child.


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