MUMBAI: The Sewri sessions court on Monday granted bail to Deepika Parmar, arrested for allegedly throwing her one-and-a-half-month-old girl out of the window at KEM Hospital in October. Parmar, who has been in judicial custody since her arrest on November 22, was granted bail on a surety of Rs 15,000 on humanitarian grounds by judge K P Purohit. Parmar had given birth to twins.
Parmar’s lawyers told media that she would be admitted to Thane Mental Hospital for psychiatric treatment. In a report dated December 12, 2010, which was submitted in court, KEM Hospital’s head of psychological medicine, Dr Shubhangi Parkar, had said that Parmar was as suffering from post-partum depression. Parmar was undergoing treatment when she was in the hospital and this should be continued for a maintenance period of 6 to 8 months, she added.
Parmar’s lawyer, Devendra Yadav, told the court that since the treatment was not available in jail, Parmar should be sent to Thane Mental Hospital. Seeking Parmar’s release on bail, Yadav contended that her other child needed her. Parmar’s bail application also states that she was was falsely implicated by the police and that she had nothing to do with the incident. Further the application states that Parmar had earlier lost a child during her pregnancy and later in 2005, a girl child she gave birth to also died following cardiac complications.