Myanmarese convict delivers baby boy in Jammu hospital

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Jammu, Mar 17 (UNI) A Myanmarese woman, who was apprehended by the police from the city area some six months ago and sent to the District Jail here, delivered a healthy baby boy today in a government hospital, sources said.

Tohiba (37) was among the 30-member group of Myanmarese, who infiltrated to this side from the International Border (IB) in tehsil Bishnah, well placed sources said.

''Tohiba was pregnant at the time of arrest, while her husband also accompanied her during infiltration,'' they told UNI, asserting, ''The couple stayed for around two months in the city imposing as 'Biharis' and were later traced by the city police on specific information.'' The couple was arrested by the city police and Tohiba was sent to the District Jail, Ambphalla some six-month back, sources added.

''Pregnant Tohiba, when brought to the jail was given complete attention and diet, besides her routine medical check-up and other facilities,'' Superintendent, Jail, Rajni Sehgal told UNI.

She said that the jail authorities looked after every aspect of her requirement and today she delivered a healthy baby boy.

''All the required tests were conducted, medicines and two bottles of blood were arranged for the pregnant lady by the jail staff,'' the SP, Jail, said, asserting that both mother and child were stable and healthy, according to the doctors.

Tohiba, along with husband Mohammad Siddiqui, sneaked into this side of the border some 10 months ago in a group from tehsil Bishnah and at present they were imprisoned under the Foreigners Act.

''At present around 50-60 Myanmarese, including females are inside the District Jail, apart from Bangladeshis, who are also many in number inside the barracks,'' sources said.


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