Doctor’s examination shows dead infant’s body had cuts, wounds and bruises

Doctors examining the body of an dead infant found in a bag in the swimming track area have reported that the baby’s body had cuts, bruises and other wounds.

A police officer swimming in the track area on Thursday discovered the corpse of the premature baby underwater.

“The doctor said there were three cuts in the arms, not very deep cuts,’’ said spokesperson for Indira Gandi Memorial Hospital (IGMH), Zeenath Ali.

‘’There were two bruises on a leg and two wounds to the head,” she added.

She said it was difficult to say the cause of the injuries.

‘’It may be the ropes in the area caused  these injuries,’’ she said, adding that the infant appeared to have been born 26-28 weeks prematurely.

Police Sub-Inspector Ahmed Shiyam also confirmed that several injuries were found on the infant’s body.

‘’We cannot say the cause of the injuries exactly,’’ Shiyam said. ‘’The dead body has now been laid to rest.’’

He said police were currently investigating the case.

Local media reported that the baby was bleeding when it was taken out of the water and that the umbilical cord and placenta were still attached. Haveeru published a picture of infant which appeared to have been put in a plastic bag.

In November last year another abandoned newborn female baby was discovered alive in some bushes near the Wataniya telecommunications tower in Hulhumale’.

As a Muslim country, abortion is illegal in the Maldives except to save a mother’s life, or if a child suffers from a congenital defect such as thalassemia. Several studies on HIV in the Maldives have identified risk factors including high levels of promiscuity and little use of contraception, and anecdotal evidence points overwhelmingly to a high rate of abortion.

In an article on the subject in 2009, Minivan News reported that many women unable to travel to Sri Lanka resort to illegal abortions performed by unskilled individuals in unhygienic settings. Abortion-inducing pills and injections administered by amateur abortionists are one recourse while others turn to harmful vaginal preparations, containing chemicals such as bleach or kerosene. Although infrequent, some insert objects into their uterus or induce abdominal trauma, such is the stigma of having a child out of wedlock.


5 thoughts on “Doctor’s examination shows dead infant’s body had cuts, wounds and bruises”

  1. Everybody knows the reason behind this. It's the direct result of banning abortions.

  2. yea give the permision to abbort ...dhen erun maraalee kee noone nun dhoa abort kolee nun dhoa salhi ye words badhalu vanee not the cause dhoa... why dont we call it delete maa salhi vaane delete kolee baby ... ehen bune veynnun dhoa

  3. why do you have to bring that"as a muslim country" thing?maldivians don't follow much of what's in islam..they just wear beards and black cloaks,that's all they follow in the name of islam...

    Maldives can be considered as a a country that rate high up the list with unwanted pregnancies,teen pregnancies out of wedlock,septic abortions where these girls would go to any length to get rid of the baby after getting pregnant...

    Maldives could rate high up on the list where women are educated,but have no clue about contraceptive methods and how to avoid unwanted pregnancies...Men have no clue either.

    Women and men have no clue about the importance of safe sex and how to avoid unwanted pregnancies and the dangers of septic abortion.All they know is to get pregnant and once pregnant the woman is so insensitive and heartless enough to wait long enough for the baby to mature,then delivers it somewhere or eats some god knows what things and kills the baby..

    In short that's the maldivian women and men..ignorant and insensitive wild animals!!

  4. Right who does such things they can't be humen they are ANEMALS even worse then animal coz even animals will not do such things killing Maldivians only know to say we are muslim but does many things I'm sure even shaytan will not do very sad I hope she will be burn in the jahanam for killing innocent baby so sad
    When Maldivians not following 100% Muslim being then should allow free abortion at les baby is will not have to suffer such end life I'm mother to on my every prayer 1st I ask from Allah to save my child from all bad things n sick n give all he's problems to me I cannot imagine how women can kill her baby like that even if it's out of wedlock :(:(


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