A newborn child was found alive and attached to the umbilical cord after his mother allegedly hanged herself at Katni town in Madhya Pradesh, police said.
Laxmi Thakur (36), who was found hanging from the roof of cowshed at her house Thursday morning, apparently gave birth to a child in the moment of suicide.
Her husband Santosh, a farmer, called the police after seeing her hanging.
"When I reached the spot, Laxmi was dead. But I realised that there was something under her sari and was taken aback to see a baby dangling between her legs, attached to the umbilical cord," said police sub-inspector Kavita Sahni.
A gynaecologist was called who cut the umbilical cord and released the child, a boy.
He was rushed to the district hospital and was doing fine, Sahni told PTI.
According to doctors report, the boy not only survived, but is also said to be in healthy condition in the hospital, the report said. Police officer Kavita Saini, who retrieved the baby, said the following.
The reason behind the suicide of the woman was reported that she was fed up with the poverty in which she lived with her husband and along with her children.
The newborn was her fifth child, she said, adding that further probe was on.
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