Jajarkot woman held for deserting newborn to death

JAJARKOT: Police on Sunday said that they arrested a woman for fleeing after deserting her newborn in a bush in Bherimalika of Jajarkot.

The newborn was already dead when police found it today, police added.

According to police, Kamala BK (26) of Bherimalika Municipality-13 had abandoned her child on Thursday, a day after she gave birth to the child.

Meanwhile, BK’s father-in-law had lodged a complaint against her at a nearby police beat and was arrested later in the subsequent action.

She is currently receiving postnatal care at the Mission Hospital in Chaujahari.

Police Inspector Hikmat Bohara has stated that she would be booked for murder once she got discharged from the hospital.