Medicine To Terminate Pregnancy: A woman in the eighth month of her pregnancy died in a government hospital in Chennai after taking a pill to abort her fetus, as per police officials.
As per reports, the woman was recent treated after she fell in her bathroom. The deceased woman has been idetified as Kumari Kanjaka who was 23-year-old native of Odisha. She was reportedly living in a rented house in Thanthai Periyar Nagar in Korattur with her husband named Pratap Ulaka and her niece Geetha Kanjaka.
According to a report by Times of India, the woman had recently travelled to Odisha after her relative died during labor. She came back to Chennai on September 20 and slipped in her bathroom and suffered injuries. Her husband admitted her to a private hospital. After the treatment, the woman was sent home. She was again admitted to Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital after she complained of severe stomach pain.
A senior hospital doctor reportedly said that the woman’s condition was critical when she came to the hospital. After running tests to determine the cause of the stomach aches, the medical professionals found perforations and infections in her womb.
The doctor then told her family members that the woman’s uterus has to be removed. As per the report, Kumari’s family members told the doctors that she had taken medication to abort the child in her womb. As she was already in the seventh month of her pregnancy, taking the medication could have been dangerous.
As her fetus had already been fragile after the injuries from falling in the bathroom, the prescription reportedly punctured it. The doctors are still waiting for the detailed autopsy report to determine the cause of the woman’s death.
The woman’s niece, Geetha Kanjaka filed a complaint at the Korattur police station in which she said that her aunt had taken some medicine to terminate the fetus as she feared complications during pregnancy. The police have registered a case under unnatural death, section 174 (III) of CrPC.