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Newborn Baby's Body Found Dumped In Rubbish
The body of a newborn girl has been found dumped in a biomedical waste disposal truck at a hospital in India.
The child died in the early hours of Monday morning and her family paid the privately-owned Mata Chanan Devi Hospital 1,500 rupees (£15) to keep her body in a mortuary overnight.
However, it was missing when the family returned to collect it at around 10am.
Ashok Kumar, the newborn's uncle, said: "We asked for it and it wasn't there.
"One of the hospital staff suddenly ran towards a truck collecting biomedical waste.
"He looked in the garbage bags and found her there."
The hospital has denied medical negligence, and the hospital's medical superintendent Dr Nidhi Sareen promised to conduct an internal inquiry.
Delhi's chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said: "Dumping a newborn's body into the garbage is cruel and inhuman.
"We'll investigate the matter and take action against the guilty."
According to some reports, it is thought that the hospital staff mistook the newborn's body as an amputated limb and dumped it into the truck.
Rajesh Kumar Verma, the newborn's father, said his daughter was born prematurely at Khanna Nursing Home in Janakpuri at 1.30pm on Sunday.
The family said she had swelling in her head and the doctors advised them to take her to the hospital.
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