Incident Reports

Mother arrested on charge of abandoning her new-born baby in Kathmandu


Province 3, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Ward 26

A newborn baby was found in the bush in Pavitranagar of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-26 on January 20 after the locals heard the baby cry. The police were notified immediately and the baby's 20-year-old mother(unmarried) was found shortly after the news broke. She was arrested from Maharajgunj area.

Both the baby and mother are currently undergoing treatment at Kanti Children's Hospital. Police are conducting further investigation into the matter.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Interpersonal
Primary Form Infanticide
Weapons None
Primary Cause Domestic violence
Actor 1 - Number of people 1
Actor 1 - Affiliations Family/relative
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Family/relative
Actor 2 - Youth youth
National/Online Media