Six-months-old girl child’s decomposed body found in Pathanamthitta

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Pathanamthitta: Mystery looms over the death of a six-months old child who was found dead in a swampy area near Pulikeezhu junction in Thiruvalla here.

The partially decomposed body of the newborn baby girl was discovered on Saturday, police said on Sunday. Police suspect that the child was murderd.

A probe has been initiated to identify the body and cause of death.

“The body of the about six months old baby was discovered on Saturday evening after one of the workers of a nearby shop went looking for the source of a bad smell emanating from the area,” said a police official.

According to some locals, who spoke to media, the body was missing some limbs and the face was decomposed to the extent that identification was not possible.

They said that the police arrived at the scene after receiving the information and after examining the area, they took the body to a nearby medical college post midnight. Police on Sunday said that a case of unnatural and suspicious death has been lodged and further action to be taken would be based on the post mortem report.

The cause of death and the reason behind some of the limbs being missing can be determined only after the post mortem which will be held at the district general hospital.

“The body appears to be 2 days or 48 hours old,” an officer of Pulikeezhu police station, within who station limits the incident was reported, said. He further said that police was examining footage of CCTV cameras of the shops and residences in the area to find out what happened exactly.  

(With PTI inputs)

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