New Delhi, Jul 30: Body of an infant has been recovered from the toilet of Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in the national capital. Soon after the report, police reached the spot and launched an investigation.

In a similar incident a few days back, a foetus was found in a lavatory of an AirAsia plane after it landed here from Guwahati.

The crew of flight I5 784 informed about the foetus being found in the lavatory. The flight had originated from Imphal. Following the alarm by the cabin crew, a 19-year-old taekwondo player had admitted that she had lost the foetus.

The woman was sent for medical examination, but she refused it.

Delhi Police has registered a case under Section 318 of the IPC, which pertains to “concealment of birth by secret disposal of dead body” and is punishable with a maximum term of two years and a fine.

The cabin crew was doing a routine check of the lavatories when they found the foetus wrapped in toilet paper.