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Police discover rape case after finding infant in garbage dump in India

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Indian police discovered a rape case after finding an infant baby boy wrapped in a polythene bag and left in a garbage dump in the country's capital, Times of India reported Thursday.

The New Delhi police said they had received a call about an abandoned baby boy. Upon arrival at the indicated site, the police team found the child, took him under their care, and kick-started an inquiry.

According to the publication, the police, upon tracking down the mother of the baby, found out that she was a minor.

The infant's mother alleged that a 60-year-old man had raped her.

She told police that initially she was unaware that she was pregnant and that she gave birth on her house's rooftop.

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The minor said that after the delivery, she wrapped the baby in a poly bag and dumped it in the garbage heap.

“When we checked the CCTV footage, we found a minor dropping the baby. Our team tracked the girl’s address, and when she was contacted, she revealed that she was raped by a shopkeeper inside her house months ago. She said she was threatened and, therefore, out of fear, didn’t tell her mother about the rape,” the publication reported, citing a police officer.


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