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Woman resumes feeding disowned girl child

Dehradun, March 10 (IANS) A woman who disowned a baby girl assuming she actually gave birth to a boy has started breast-feeding her — after days of separation from the child.

Doctors at the government-run Doon Hospital said the development took place on Saturday.

On Tuesday, Aarti, from Dehradun city, refused to accept the girl child given to her by the hospital after delivery on suspicion that her baby was swapped with the girl child of another woman with the same name who had also delivered on the same day.

Usha Negi, Chairperson of the Uttarakhand State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, had called for a DNA test of the babies to ascertain their parents.

Negi persuaded both the woman to accept and breast-feed the children who were given to them till DNA tests were conducted.

A case was been registered in this regard, police sources said.



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