Srinagar: J&K police has arrested a man after a video surfaced on social media showing him allegedly trying to throw an infant into a river.
Police said they took cognizance of the video where a man is allegedly seen trying to throw an infant into a river.
“Srinagar police acted swiftly and apprehended Mohammad Abbas, a resident of Shar Shali Pulwama,” a police spokesman said.
“He disclosed that his wife had delivered a male baby who was stillborn and to save the inconvenience of carrying the dead baby back to his native village he tried to dispose of his body into the river. But then people interrupted him and he carried the baby back to his native village and performed his last rites there,” the spokesman said.
Police said the facts are being cross checked from the medical records and witnesses.