32-year-old Geeta Devi reportedly met her untimely death when doctors accidentally pulled too hard on her baby’s body during delivery at a government hospital in northern India. They severed the baby’s head in the process.
The report says Geeta was later sent to another hospital where doctors managed to remove the severed head from her womb, but could not save her life. She died in the early hours of Sunday, August 23.
Her husband Hemant, 40, said: “It is the fault of the doctors. First they removed the body of my baby leaving the head inside and then they told us to take my wife to another hospital. They just left us. Eventually a local nursing home took my baby’s head out of my wife but she died. They could not save her.”
The District Magistrate of Shahjahanpur, Shubhra Saxena, said: “It is a severe case of negligence and we are investigating the matter.”