Uttar Pradesh: Woman tries to deliver baby watching YouTube tutorial, both die - Times Now
He immediately informed the police after which the woman's body was sent for post-mortem.   |  Photo Credit: Getty
Lucknow: In a shocking case reported from Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur area, a 26-year-old full-time pregnant woman attempted to deliver her child by watching an online tutorial on YouTube. Both the mother and her son died during the process.
Hindustan Times(HT) reported, the incident happened in Bilandpur area of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday night. The station house officer (cantonment), Ravi Rai told HT that the possible reason behind her self-delivery attempt was fear of the social stigma attached to being an unmarried mother.
The incident came to light when the deceased's neghbours informed about the police about blood coming out of her room on Monday morning. Rai further told HT that her landlord Ravi Upadhyay broke the door and found the woman and baby lying dead. He immediately informed the police after which the woman's body was sent for post-mortem.
Meanwhile, her phone revealed that the woman had been searching for videos on 'how to deliver a baby by self' and other similar delivery processes on Youtube.
The police also found scissors, blade and threads near the woman's body. The landlord told police that a few days ago the woman approached him and mentioned that after four days her mother would come to assist her in the delivery.
Rai further added that the police couldn't confirm the exact reason why she had rented the room and even her family did not mention anything about it. However, the family has refused to lodge FIR against anybody in the case.