The body of a newborn was found in a cupboard, where it was apparently hidden by its mother. The incident occurred at Kaithakkad near Kulathoopuzha in Kerala’s Kollam district.
Police have taken the child’s mother, Shyma, into custody in connection with the incident. The matter reportedly came to light when the woman went to a hospital to take treatment for stomach pain. On examining her, doctors became suspicious and alerted the police.
On investigation, police found the baby’s body in the cupboard. It is yet to be determined whether the baby was murdered or died during delivery. The woman’s husband is abroad.