Dogs Found Gnawing Body of an Abandoned Newborn Girl in India

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 7, 2013   |   1:35PM   |   Washington, DC

Officials in India found straw dogs gnawking on the body of an abandoned newborn baby girl who was abandoned on the campus of a medical college.

Cultural mores favor girls in India and baby girls are frequent victimized by abortions and infanticide in the Asian nation. The practice has tilted the gender ratios towards boys and resulted in a number of problems such as increased prostitution and sex trafficking.

From a report on the situation:

“On Sunday evening, some people noticed that some stray dogs were eating the body of the newborn girl on the college premises. The mutilated body was recovered from the spot and immediately sent for postmortem,” medical superintendent Dr Kishor Ingole told PTI.

He said that they were clueless about who dumped the body of the infant on the college premises.

“Somebody from outside must have dumped the deceased girl on the hospital premises. The campus is spread over 120 hectares and hence it is difficult to keep a tab on the visitors,” Ingole said.

An FIR was registered in this connection and probes are on to trace her parents.

Ingole informed that a similar incident had taken place on the campus earlier.



In may 2012, in a news story that sounded like it was more out of a bad science fiction movie than reality, a newspaper in India reported doctors in one city were so desperate to hide evidence that they are doing sex-selection abortions that they are feeding the remains of aborted girl babies to dogs.

Sme physicians in the city of Beed, India are engaging in the practice, according to India Today, which spoke with Varsha Deshpande of Lek Ladki Abhiyan, an NGO working against the practice. Maharashtra’s Public Health Minister Suresh Shetty also admitted to the newspaper that he had heard of reports of the practice taking place.