Woman abandons infant at hospital, flees

Rajkot: A woman abandoned her infant girl at G K General Hospital in Bhuj and fled on Friday. Police suspect the woman abandoned the child fearing backlash from her family for delivering a girl child.
Police said the woman, identified as Hasina Odhejha, a resident Bawka village in Bhuj taluka, delivered a girl child on Wednesday.

“After having been abandoned by her mother, the girl has been shifted to the paediatric department of the hospital. As we could not trace her mother, we informed the police,” said paediatric department head Dr Hardas Chawda of the hospital, who lodged the complaint with Bhuj B division police station.

“We have sent a team of officials to Hasina’s house in Bawka village where we will be quizzing her family members, including her husband Umar Odhejha,” an official from Bhuj B division police station said.

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