A man from Pulwama was arrested by Srinagar police after a video went viral in which he was allegedly seen trying throwing infant into river.
In a statement cited by news agency GNS, a police spokesman said that a video was uploaded on the social media where a man is allegedly seen trying to throw an infant into a river.
He said that taking cognizance of the fact, Srinagar police acted swiftly and apprehended the person namely Mohd Abbas resident of Shar Shali Pulwama.
Who disclosed that his wife had delivered a male baby who was stillborn(dead at birth) and to save the inconvenience of carrying the dead baby back to his native village he tried to dispose off his body into the river. But then people interrupted him and he carried the baby back to his native village and performed his last rites there, he said.
The facts are being cross checked from the medical records and witnesses, the spokesman added.
“One Mohd Abas of Shar Shali Pulwama identifies in case related to a newborn baby. As per him,the baby was still-born, he wasn’t able to justify his attempt of throwing body of infant into river. The claim is being ascertained from doctors in LD hospital for further legal action,” Srinagar Police tweeted.