Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Nurse decapitates baby in horrific India birth

Nurse decapitates baby in horrific India birth

However, at night when she went into labour, her family rushed her to the centre where two nurses, Amrit Lal and Jhujhaar Singh, didn't inform the doctor on duty and made a decision to go ahead with the delivery.

The mum, Dikhsha Kanwar, is now reportedly fighting for her life.

After that instead of informing the family about the tragedy, they took the remainder of the foetus to the mortuary and asked her husband to take her to a hospital in Jodhpur as she was in a critical condition.

The male nurse was said to have "pulled too hard" during the birth on Sunday (Jan 6), the Hindustan Times reported on Thursday.

A nurse at a government hospital in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan has been accused of decapitating a baby during a hard delivery, local media reported.

Later, a team of doctors headed by Dr Ravindra Sankhla operated the victim again and found that the foetus' head is in the womb.

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Dr Nikhil Sharma, who is in charge of the Ramgarh community health centre said at the time of the incident, he wasn't around. The hospital authorities then allegedly hid the part of the body they had pulled out, and sent the woman to another hospital in Jodhpur.

She was then transferred to Ummed Hospital in nearby Jodhpur, where doctors thinking they were recovering the placenta, were shocked to discover the foetus' dismembered head.

"The two male nurses on duty that night have been suspended".

A case has been registered under Section 304 A (causing death by negligence) and Section 336 (endangering life of a person) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against Amritlal and Junjhar, police said.

The body separated from the head, which was still inside the mother's womb. The hospital staff left the placenta in the womb. Dr Usha Duggad, principal medical officer at Jawahar government hospital said it was a rare case.

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