Two-day-old girl stabbed, dumped on temple premises in Bhopal

Police said the infant was stabbed in the back and stomach before being dumped

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At a time when the country is experiencing massive public outrage over the gang-rape and subsequent death of a 19-year-old Dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh, the stabbed body of a two-day-old girl has been recovered from the premises of a temple in Bhopal, police said on Wednesday (September 30).

Police said the newborn’s body bore multiple stab wounds and was found wrapped in a shawl in the compound of a temple in Ayodhya Nagar area on Monday, they said.

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Postmortem report received on Tuesday revealed that the infant was attacked with a sharp tool multiple times on the stomach and back, Ayodhya Nagar police station in-charge Renu Murab said.


A murder case has been registered against an unidentified person, the official said, adding that no arrest has been made so far. The police are trying to gather details from nearby hospitals about the birth of children in last one week, she said.

(With inputs from agencies)