KARACHI: Police in Karachi have registered a case against an unmarried woman and her father for allegedly throwing the woman’s newborn baby girl in the street from the second floor of a building in a bid to kill her soon after her birth.
The incident took place in Karachi’s Manzoor Colony. Baloch Colony police have taken the accused mother and her father into custody.
The newborn, however, survived the attempt on her life by her mother and grandfather and is said to be in a stable condition despite an injury near her right eye.
According to the police, the woman had an affair with her cousin and the baby was born out of wedlock.
After throwing the newborn from the building, the woman tried to flee the scene along with her father.
Social worker Ramzan Chhipa, who runs an orphanage and ambulance service in Karachi, said his NGO received a call at about 8 am on Tuesday regarding the incident.
He said the newborn was thrown from a double-storey building and was in a critical condition when the ambulance service reached there to pick her.
He said the newborn was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for treatment where doctors were able to save her.
Later, the police arrested the mother and grandfather. The woman told the police about her relationship and admitted that she threw the girl in the street and tried to flee the scene along with her father who was aware of his nephew being the one responsible for impregnating her.
Further investigation is underway.