Damoh, May 25: In a heart-wrenching site, a one-year old child was seen clinging to his mother’s chest, trying to breastfeed as she lay dead along the railway tracks in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh.Also Read - From TV to Mobile Phones, Locals in Bhopal Villages Get Rewards For Ensuring Cleanliness at Their Homes & Surroundings
If reports are to be believed, the body of the woman was recovered at 6 am by the residents. Soon after, they informed the police as some even shot cell phone videos and posted them on social media. Also Read - Bajrang Dal Activists Vandalise Sets of 'Ashram 3' in Bhopal, Throw Ink at Director Prakash Jha
As quoted by Hindustan Times, the woman died before the people found her, informed railway police officer Anil Marawi. He also informed that the child was not injured. Also Read - 7th Pay Commission: After Centre, These States Have Also Increased Dearness Allowance of Their Employees | Full List Here
It is also being speculated that the mother was probably holding the baby close to her chest when she fell, which saved the child. “She was injured but probably conscious … opened a biscuit packet and gave some to the child. She breastfed her child to ensure he survives,” the officer was quoted as saying.
Meanwhile, the government hospital of the town denied admission to the child as he couldn’t pay Rs 10 admission fee. However, the boy was later admitted after the ward boy Tarun Tiwari came forward with the money.
As per the latest information, the body has been sent for autopsy while the child has been shifted to a children’s home as notices to contact his family have been issued.
Noteworthy, the police are trying to identify the woman. As of now, the only lead which the police have is a purse which was recovered near her at the railway tracks. The purse bears the name of a jewellery shop of Tikamgarh. Meanwhile, further investigation is on.