Infant dragged out of private hospital’s operation theatre, killed by stray dog in Uttar Pradesh’s Farrukhabad; family alleges negligence

A newborn baby was allegedly dragged out of an operation theatre of a private hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Farrukhabad and killed by a stray dog, police said on Tuesday.

Press Trust of India January 14, 2020 22:11:10 IST
Infant dragged out of private hospital’s operation theatre, killed by stray dog in Uttar Pradesh’s Farrukhabad; family alleges negligence
  • The incident took place at the Akash Ganga hospital on Monday

  • The baby's mother, Kanchan, was admitted to the hospital earlier in the day, they said

  • Kanchan's family alleged that they were never showed the baby boy

Farrukhabad: A newborn baby was allegedly dragged out of an operation theatre of a private hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Farrukhabad and killed by a stray dog, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place at the Akash Ganga hospital on Monday. The baby's mother, Kanchan, was admitted to the hospital earlier in the day, they said.

Infant dragged out of private hospitals operation theatre killed by stray dog in Uttar Pradeshs Farrukhabad family alleges negligence

File image of Uttar Pradesh Police. Reuters

Kanchan's family alleged that they were never showed the baby boy and he was dragged out of the operation theatre and killed by a stray dog owing to complete negligence on the part of hospital staff, the police said.

An FIR has been filed against a doctor and the hospital administration on a complaint by Kanchan's husband, Ravi, they said.

Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar Misra said a probe is underway and "action will be taken on the basis of the investigation report".

On Monday night, Chief Medical Officer Dr Chandra Shekhar and City Magistrate Sunil Kumar Singh visited the hospital and sealed it, the police said.

CCTV camera recordings have also been seized, they said.

The hospital administration rejected the allegations levelled by Kanchan's family and claimed that her baby was stillborn.

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