PARSA: A new mother died while undergoing treatment at the Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital in Birgunj on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Chandra Jyoti (20) of Nagardaha VDC-4 of Parsa, police said.

Jyoti's husband, Jawahir Sah Turaha, has claimed that she lost her life due to the negligence of a medical worker.

Jyoti had given birth to the couple's first child at their house and was rushed to the hospital to remove the umbilical cord this morning.

But when they reached there at 2 am, no medical attendant was present in the hospital. Consequently, the new mother was rendered unattended for two hours, Turaha added.

The hospital Superintendent Dr Chittaranjan Sah, however, blamed excessive bleeding during the delivery for the tragedy.

He was of the view that the hospital had given her appropriate treatment.

Meanwhile, the deceased's body has been handed over to the kin, police said.