Guwahati Taekwondo Player Loses Foetus In Flight, Police Register Case

The woman was supposed to travel to South Korea for a tournament and was accompanied by her coach.

Guwahati Taekwondo Player Loses Foetus In Flight, Police Register Case

The woman was sent for medical examination, but she refused it (File)

New Delhi:

The Delhi Police has registered a case in connection with the recovery of a foetus from a lavatory of an AirAsia plane after it landed here from Guwahati on Wednesday, said a senior police officer.

A post-mortem was conducted on the foetus today to determine its gestational age, he said.

When an alarm was raised by the cabin crew about the discovery on Wednesday, a 19-year-old taekwondo player had admitted that she had lost the foetus.

The woman was sent for medical examination, but she refused it.

The police have registered a case under Section 318 of the IPC, which pertains to "concealment of birth by secret disposal of dead body" and is punishable with a maximum term of two years and a fine, he added. The case has not been registered against the player, he added.

The woman was supposed to travel to South Korea for a tournament and was accompanied by her coach.

The cabin crew was doing a routine check of the lavatories when they found the foetus wrapped in toilet paper.