The doctor allegedly tied a rope around the baby's leg and tried to pull it out.

UP doctor yanks off babys head in botched up delivery Image for representation
news Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 14:04

On Sunday, a most bizarre method of delivering a baby was displayed by a gynaecologist in Rampur, Uttar Pradesh that cost the baby its life.

As the leg was out of the mother’s body first, the doctor allegedly tied a rope around it and tried to pull the infant out, The Times of India reported.

While the rest of the body was yanked out, the head remained stuck in the womb. The doctor then proceeded to surgically remove the head while the headless body was discharged in a bin, states the report.

"The patient was a 35-year-old resident of Ahmadnagar-Tarana village. She had been admitted on Saturday for delivery of her baby. She went into labour on Sunday evening, and the doctor on duty found it was breech birth - with the legs emerging first. The doctor attempted to deliver the baby by tying its foot with a cord and pulling," Joshna Pant, chief medical superintendent of the district hospital’s women’s ward, told TOI.

A large crowd gathered outside the hospital on Tuesday to protest the brutality. The police arrested Dr. Tayyaba Iqbal and nurse Madhuri, who were on duty at the time and a case under Sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 315 (act done with intent to prevent child being born alive or to cause it to die after birth) of IPC was lodged against them, adds the report.

Become a TNM Member for just Rs 999!
You can also support us with a one-time payment.