Stray dogs eat thrown away infant girl

May 14th, 2008 - 1:09 am ICT by admin  


Ludhiana, May 13 (IANS) In yet another sad commentary on female foeticide practised in Punjab, an infant girl thrown away in a Ludhiana locality was eaten up by stray dogs Tuesday. Locals on Tibba road saw the dogs around a gunny bag. By the time help could reach the infant, the dogs had already eaten the head and one hand.

The residents informed the police who took away the body. Police officials said they were investigating who could have thrown the infant. The dead infant appeared to be just two days old. The police were checking the births in nursing homes and hospitals to find out about the parents.

Punjab has one of the worst sex ratios in the country with just around 800 females per 1,000 males.

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