Marathi Actress, Her Newborn Die As Family Fails To Get Ambulance: Police

The incident took place on Sunday morning inMaharashtra's Hingoli district, nearly 600 kilometers from Mumbai.

Marathi Actress, Her Newborn Die As Family Fails To Get Ambulance: Police

Pooja Zunjar died hours after her delivery. Her baby survived for minutes. (Representational)

Mumbai:

A 25-year-old Marathi actress and her newborn baby died within minutes of being born in Maharashtra's Hingoli district on Sunday due to unavailability of an ambulance, the police said.

Relatives of Pooja Zunjar, claimed the actress would have been alive if they had found an ambulance in time.

The incident took place on Sunday morning in Hingoli district, nearly 600 kilometers from Mumbai.

Police said Ms Zunjar was rushed to a primary health centre in Goregaon around 2 am on Sunday after she went into labour. Her newborn baby died within minutes of delivery, officials said.

"The doctors at the primary health centre then advised Ms Zunjar's family members to shift her to the Hingoli civil hospital, which is around 40 km from Goregaon. Her panicked family members struggled to find an ambulance," they added.

"They somehow managed to get a private ambulance but she died during the journey," the official said.

Pooja Zunjar had played lead roles in two Marathi movies. She had taken a break from work due to pregnancy.

Highlights

  • Actress' relatives say she would have been alive if ambulance came
  • She was rushed to a primary health centre in Goregaon
  • Pooja Zunjar had played lead roles in two Marathi movies
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