Hyderabad: In a shocking incident, the body of a newborn girl was spotted in a nala near the Kapra lake on the outskirts of the city on Monday. The police said that the child, whose umbilical cord was still intact, could have been thrown into the nala a couple of days ago and the body surfaced after the increased water level from the continuous rains subsided.

According to the police officials at the Kushaiguda police station, under whose jurisdiction the nala falls, a passerby noticed the child’s body floating in a corner of the nala and alerted the police.

Police said that the nala travels from the Kapra lake to Nagaram lake near Keesara. The body was found near a culvert between Shubodaya colony and Laxmi Narsimha Colony near Kapra.

The police said that the child might have been killed because it was born out of an illicit affair or the parents did not want a girl child. A case under Section 318 of the IPC has been registered at the Kushaiguda police station. The police are verifying CCTV cameras for clues and are also inquiring in the surrounding residential areas for details of pregnant women or women who had recently given birth.

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