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Newborn’s body found wrapped in cover in Kochi

CCTV footage shows body being thrown out of apartment

Based on the address found in the plastic cover, police have zeroed in on the suspects who reside at the apartment.

kochiKOCHI: A dead body of a newborn baby wrapped in a plastic cover was found abandoned in the middle of the road at Vidya Nagar in Kochi’s posh Panampilly Nagar on Friday morning.

The investigation based on the CCTV footage found that someone staying at an apartment near the road threw the dead body from the flat at around 8.15 am.

People travelling in a contract carriage vehicle first found the plastic cover abandoned in the middle of the road at Vidya Nagar. When people inside the bus checked the cover, the dead body of a newborn child was found.

“We are questioning the residents at the apartment. We have recovered the CCTV footage in which the dead body was wrapped and was found falling from the side where the apartment is located. We will soon identify the person behind the incident,” K S Sudarshan, Deputy Commissioner of Police said.

The police have asked the residents of the apartment not to leave the place.

Based on the address found in the plastic cover, police have zeroed in on the suspects who reside at the apartment. Police team are questioning the family living at the apartment.

“We checked with ASHA workers here and they have no information about pregnant women staying in the flat. It was an inhuman act and the accused should be nabbed soon,” TJ Vinod, Ernakulam MLA said.

Thrikkakara MLA Uma Thomas also reached the place and spoke to residents in the nearby areas.

“Police are questioning the suspects. It is found that people dump waste at a nearby isolated plot. Maybe the attempt was to throw the body towards the waste dumping place and it failed. Stringent action should be taken against people involved in the incident,” she said.

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