Man arrested for attempting to throw infant in Jhelum

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A man was arrested on Wednesday by police in Srinagar after a video went viral in which he was allegedly seen trying to throw an infant into a river.

In a handout, the police said that a video was uploaded on social media where a man is allegedly seen trying to throw an infant into a river.

According to the Police spokesman, taking cognizance of the fact, Srinagar police acted swiftly and apprehended the person namely Mohd Abbas resident of Shar Shali Pulwama.

He disclosed that his wife had delivered a male baby who was stillborn (dead at birth) and to save the inconvenience of carrying the dead baby back to his native village he tried to dispose of his body in the river.

But then people interrupted him and he carried the baby back to his native village and performed his last rites there, he said.

The facts are being cross-checked from the medical records and witnesses, reads the statement. (GNS)

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