Bhopal: A 36-year-old mother of four children gave birth to her fifth child, a boy, while allegedly committing suicide in Katni district of Madhya Pradesh Thursday. While the woman, identified as Laxmi Thakur, couldn’t be saved, the newborn child was saved.
According to sources, the police got the information about a woman having hanged self to death at a cowshed near her house. A police team led by woman sub-inspector Kavita Sahni rushed to the spot and found the woman hanging through the ceiling. She suddenly spotted the newborn tangled in Laxmi’s Saree between her legs, with umbilical cord in situ.
The woman cop carefully put the newborn on a sheet and cleaned him before a team of doctors arrived and cut the umbilical cord to separate the newborn from his dead mother.
The newborn was subsequently admitted at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of a government hospital, where his condition is stated to be stable.
Meanwhile, the police are yet to ascertain the actual reason behind the alleged suicide by nine months pregnant Laxmi, who already had four children, the eldest of them a 16-year-old daughter.