Gorakhpur, March 12: An unmarried woman in Gorakhpur died while giving birth to a baby alone, reports said on Monday. Preliminary police investigation revealed that she was attempting to deliver the child alone, after watching video on how to deliver a baby. Her mobile phone record has reportedly revealed that she was watching the clips on delivery online.
The deceased, a native of Bahraich was living in Gorakhpur for the last four years and was preparing for competitive exams, police said. Four days ago, she took a room on rent in Bilandpur area and on Sunday, the other tenants noticed blood coming out of the door of her room, police said. Smoking During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Sudden Infant Death: Study
After reaching the spot, police found the woman and her baby lying in a pool of blood. The woman's body was later taken for postmortem.
"The woman was 25 years old and unmarried. She died in an attempt to deliver the baby alone in her room in which she came to live on rent just four days ago. However, she was living in Gorakhpur for the last four years and was preparing for competitive exams," said Ravi Rai, the SHO of Cant police station.
"No FIR was lodged at the family did not give any complaint letter and they also did not reveal anything about the man with whom she was having an affair," he said.
(With PTI inputs)