Nurse decapitates baby in horrific India birth

Nurse decapitates baby in horrific India birth

The compounder allegedly pulled out the baby during delivery using force, leaving the baby's head in the womb.

A nurse at an Indian hospital has reportedly accidentally pulled the head off a baby during its birth.

The woman is said to be fighting for her life at the hospital.

On January 6, pregnant Dikhsha Kanwar was admitted to the government-run Ramgarh Community Health Centre, in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district, when she began having contractions.

"The reports from the Ramgarh health centre stated that delivery had been done".

The body separated from the head, which was still inside the mother's womb.

A nurse pulled out the newborn with enormous force during the delivery, the parents alleged. The police, acting on the woman's complaint, questioned the male nurse about the botched-up procedure.

What is more shocking is that the woman named Diksha Kumar visited a different hospital only to find out about the fiasco as the staff at the previous hospital didn't inform her about the debacle.

The woman was taken to the nearby Ummed Hospital in Jodphur, where shocked doctors, thinking they were delivering a placenta, instead found the baby's head.

Later, a team of doctors headed by Dr Ravindra Sankhla operated the victim again and found that the foetus' head is in the womb.

A case was filed under IPC sections 304 A (causing death by negligence) and 336 (act endangering life or personal safety) against two staffers of the Ramgarh hospital.

Dr Usha Duggad, principal medical officer at Jawahar government hospital said it was a rare case.

Jalam Singh, sub-inspector and investigating officer of the case, said no arrests had been made.