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Odisha: Stray dog feeds on stillborn in govt hospital premises

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Source: Indian Express
In a shocking incident, a stray dog was found feeding on the corpse of an infant inside the premises of sub-divisional hospital of Jeypore in Odisha’s Koraput district. According to reports, two passers-by witnessed the dog eating a stillborn baby body.
What is even surprising is, the spectators did not do anything to help the situation. Rather, some onlookers made a morbid video of the whole act on their phones. However, another report suggests that the baby’s corpse was left outside hospital’s labour room by the relatives and the authorities failed to notice it for hours.
The hospital authorities, however, expressed their ignorance about the incident.
“After learning about the incident, I personally rushed to the spot with my staff but found nothing. Neither the dog nor the baby’s body could be located. We do not have any patient missing from our hospital. Even then, a police complaint will be filed to inquire into the matter,” Sitanshu Satapathy, sub-divisional medical officer.
Senior police officers said a team is verifying the mobile recordings and the incident is being investigated.


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