New Delhi (Sputnik) – The lifeless body of a newborn was found abandoned inside a lavatory of a domestic flight in New Delhi on Wednesday. Local news reports suggested that the baby had its mouth stuffed with toilet paper, but the police said they were investigating whether the baby was stillborn as it looked premature.
"A lady boarded from Guwahati. During the journey in the flight, she delivered a pre-mature dead fetus. The matter is being inquired into," Sanjay Bhatia, the deputy commissioner of the Delhi police told the media.
"A newborn was found lifeless and abandoned in one of the lavatories when the aircraft was being prepared for landing. The Delhi Police was alerted and a doctor from the medical team at the Delhi International Airport confirmed that the baby had been delivered on board," an AirAsia statement read.
While the fetus has been sent for a post-mortem, the suspect is undergoing a medical examination.