Hyderabad: In a shocking incident, a 38-year-old woman delivered a baby on the footpath in front of a cinema theatre at Narayandguda on Tuesday. She was later shifted to Koti Maternity Hospital.
Around noon, the Narayanguda police station received a distress call claiming that a woman appeared to be in labour on a footpath. Inspector Bheem Reddy then dispatched a team of woman constables and when the team reached the spot they found the woman in pain.
The team is believed to have quickly organised a make-shift ‘labour ward’ — covered by clothes and bedsheets they had brought with them. Other policemen stood guard to control the crowd and to protect the privacy of the woman.
“The identity of the woman is not known but it’s likely that she was a homeless person from the area. When we got the call we rushed to the spot and found her all alone,” Mr Reddy said.
Gynaecologist Dr Bhavani Guda explained, “It must be a full-term pregnancy. The mental state of the woman is also a factor as with the poor, we have often observed that some are not even aware they are pregnant.”
No one has come forward to identify or assist the woman in the hospital. “No one has come asking for the woman so far at the police station so it is becoming very difficult for us to verify who she is or where she came from,” Mr Reddy added.