The body of a two-day old baby was found flushed down a toilet in Kerala's Palakkad district on Friday.
Abdul Rahman and his wife, a doctor couple, used to run a clinic close to house in Perinthalmanna.
On trying to unblock the passage, the plumbers noticed an obstruction that looked like a ball. To their horror, they discovered the body of the baby girl, which was not decomposed yet. Pulling the body out was hard as the placenta was still attached to it.
The incident came to light after the plumbers tried to open the choked toilet at the clinic of Dr Abdul Rahman in Palakkad's Malappuram. The police are also checking all the records of the doctor's patients to ascertain details. The baby, investigating officers suspect, was brought into the clinic on the pretext of a consultation and flushed down the toilet.
The doctor filed a complaint and a case of unnatural death was filed. "Investigations are underway. We are analysing the records, but we haven't been able to identify her parents yet", police sources told NDTV. However, another theory is doing round that as the placenta was intact the mother could have delivered the baby inside the washroom.
'There wasn't much of a foul smell emanating from the toilet. The police was immediately informed once the body of the baby was recovered.
The dead body has now reportedly been moved to the Thrissur medical college for autopsy. "Seeing the colour of the blood, the domestic worker mistook it for muddy water", the police said, according to The News Minute.