Srinagar: A man was arrested on Wednesday by police in Srinagar after a video went viral in which he was allegedly seen trying to throw infant into river.
In a handout, police said that the video was uploaded on the social media where the man is allegedly seen trying to throw the infant into a river.
Taking cognizance of the fact, Srinagar police acted swiftly and apprehended the person namely Moahmmad Abbas resident of Shar Shali Pulwama, police said n the handout.
“Man disclosed that his wife had delivered a male baby who was stillborn(dead at birth) and to save the inconvenience of carrying the dead baby back to his native village he tried to dispose off his body into the river. But then people interrupted him and he carried the baby back to his native village and performed his last rites there,” police said.
The facts are being cross checked from the medical records and witnesses, reads the statement. (GNS)