In Kolkata, Estranged Couple Fight Over Daughter's Body

The baby was brain dead for almost a year. She was on life support system at her mother's place. After she died at the hospital on Wednesday, the body was handed over to the mother who had admitted her there. The baby's father then lodged a complaint with Patuli police station demanding the baby's post-mortem.

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In Kolkata, Estranged Couple Fight Over Daughter's Body

The baby was brain dead for almost a year (Representational Image)

Kolkata:  A doctor couple, who are staying separately, are fighting claiming the body of their 2-year-old daughter after her death two days ago in a private hospital here.

The baby was brain dead for almost a year. She was on life support system at her mother's place. After she died at the hospital on Wednesday, the body was handed over to the mother who had admitted her there. The baby's father then lodged a complaint with Patuli police station demanding the baby's post-mortem.

"The couple has filed for divorce and the matter is pending. They have been staying separately for more than two years. The father of the baby has lodged a complaint with us demanding post-mortem," an officer of Patuli police station said.

The baby's mother, who had left with the body for her parents' place at Memari in Burdwan district was contacted by the police and the cremation was stalled, he said.

The body was brought back to Kolkata and had been kept at MR Bangur Hospital last night.

Police had initially decided that the post-mortem would be conducted at Kantapukur morgue but following objection of the father, the body was moved to Calcutta Medical College today.

But the post mortem was yet to be done because it was too late.

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