Thanjavur Horror: Baby Girl Found Dead Inside Toilet Flush

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A baby girl was found dead inside a toilet at a medical college hospital in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, as per reports on Saturday. Her body was discovered in the flush when a sanitation worker went inside the room to clean it and found that the water was jammed. An investigation in the case is on and police are scouring CCTV footage for more details.

The incident occurred at Thanjavur Medical College Hospital (TMCH) in their Intensive Care Unit, reports New Indian ExpressIt is believed the newborn was brought from outside and dumped there since TMCH does not have a maternity ward.

Such cases of newborn girls being abandoned or killed in India are, unfortunately, not uncommon. In Bihar this year in April, a woman labourer was arrested for allegedly murdering her month-old daughter and dumping her in a toilet in Faridkot. As per reports, she was upset over the birth of another girl in the family.

Female infanticide, despite being criminalised in the country, shows shocking numbers. According to a United Nations report last year, India accounted for 45.8 million ‘missing females’ in the world over 50 years. The total global figure of 142.6 million ‘missing females’ in 2020 had doubled in the past half-century.

‘Missing females’ considers girls missing from the population owing to pre and post-natal selection and is often driven by social factors, such as the desirability of sons over daughters.

Several reports of violence against newborn girls have surfaced in the last year. In a shocking case from Bhopal in September 2020, a two-day-old baby girl was found stabbed with a screwdriver hundreds of times and dumped in a temple, as per reports. Three months later, a Ranchi man allegedly strangled a year-old daughter to death for the reason that he didn’t want a girl child. Read here.

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