A 19-year-old athelete who delivered a baby in the toilet of an AirAsia flight at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Thursday claimed that she was not aware of her pregnancy.
According to a NDTV report, the woman, a taekwondo player from Guwahati, and her brother-in-law have said that neither her nor her family did know that she was pregnant.
News agency PTI reported on Thursday that Delhi Police has registered a case in connection with the recovery of the foetus.
The woman was to travel to South Korea on Friday for a tournament and was accompanied by her coach. After she admitted that she had lost her foetus, she was sent for medical examination. However, she refused to undergo the tests.
A post-mortem was conducted on Thursday to determine the gestational age oftje foetus, a senior police official told PTI.
Police have registered a case under Section 318 of the IPC, which pertains to "concealment of birth by secret disposal of dead body" and is punishable with a maximum term of two years and a fine, he added. The case has not been registered against the player, he added.
The cabin crew was doing a routine check of the lavatories when they found the foetus wrapped in toilet paper.
(With inpts from agencies)