In a shocking incident from Karnataka, seven fetuses stuffed in a bottle and 2 Uteri were found floating in a gutter in Mudalgi town of Karnataka’s Belagavi district on Friday. The Police officials are suspecting an act of Foeticide. The incident came to light after the residents of Belagavi spotted the boxes near the Mudalgi bus stop. Police reached the spot and investigated further.
The incident came to light after passers-by noticed the boxes floating in the drain near the Moodalagi bus stand and informed the police. District Health Officer (DHO), Mahesh Koni, confirmed the incident. Prima facie, appears to be a case of gender detection and foeticide. All fetuses were five-month-old and a case would be lodged with the local police station in this regard through the gram panchayat, Koni stated.
The police have registered an FIR and will investigate all the possible angles. According to reports, all fetuses have been kept in the mortuary of the Belagavi Government Hospital.
“Seven fetuses were found in a canister. Five-month-old embryos were found to have fetal sex detection and murder. A team of officials will be formed and investigated immediately after informing the district authorities,” Dr. Mahesh Koni, District Health and Family Welfare Officer said. He further said, “The detected embryos were stored in a hospital and then brought to the District Functional Science Center for testing.”
After a complaint is lodged, the fetuses will be taken to the Belagavi Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) for conducting tests, Koni said. A similar shocking incident was reported earlier this week in West Bengal where a father strangled his newborn girl to death in the North 24 Parganas district. The alleged reason behind the killing was that the newborn was his third girlchild and had a dark complexion.