In a case of female infanticide killing, a female foetus, around five-months-old, was found inside a watermelon rind dumped in a drain at a village in Uttar Pradesh.
According to India Today reports, a sanitation worker had spotted the foetus on Monday in Gejha village in Sector 93. Station House Officer, Phase 2 police station, Farmood Ali Pundir said, "Ravindra alias Kallu, sanitation worker, had alerted police about the foetus in the drain while he was working outside a house in the village around 11 am."
"The female foetus was spotted inside a watermelon rind that was dumped in the drain.The foetus has been sent for a medical examination and further probe is underway," adding that the foetus appeared to be five-month-old, he said.
Media reports say that, an FIR has been registered in the matter against unidentified persons under the Indian Penal Code Section 318 (concealment of birth by secret disposal of body).
Abortion is illegal in India but can be performed up to 20 weeks under certain circumstances as mentioned in the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.