Mumbai : Commuters, cops rush two-hour old baby to hospital, he is declared dead on arrival
An unidentified woman flung a newborn baby boy on the tracks at Mulund station on Sunday. While commuters and the police tried to save the child, he was declared dead when taken to a local hospital.
The incident took place around 9.15 am. When a Thane-bound train arrived at the station on platform number one, commuters from the opposite platform saw a woman fling a plastic bag from the ladies compartment, which fell on the tracks.
For a while, the bag did not create any suspicion. “Some commuters spotted movement in the bag and they raised an alarm. They informed an on-duty constable,” said DV Singh, inspector from Railway Protection Force, Mulund.
When the police and the commuters went to investigate the contents of the bag, they were shocked to find a baby inside. “The injured child was immediately rushed to the Veer Savarkar Hospital, Mulund (East), but unfortunately doctors declared him dead on arrival,” Singh added.
Lalita Tawde, on-duty doctor at Veer Savarkar Hospital, informed that the boy was barely two hours old. Meanwhile, the police are trying to trace the woman who threw the child off the train and have questioned commuters in the train.