Tribal woman delivers baby on road, seven booked

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Barwani, MP, Nov 13 (UNI) A case has been registered against a dalit leader and her six supporters for disrupting government work and indulging in vandalism over delivery by a tribal woman on road in front of a primary healthcare centre in this district, police said today.

On the report of Menimata Primary Healthcare Centre compounder Vijay Kumar, a case was registered against Jagrit Dalit Adivasi Sangathan (JDAS) leader Madhuri and her six supporters.

Tribal woman Bamna Bai was brought to the centre when she had labour pain but was advised to go to hospital in Silavad or Barwani after preliminary examination due to non-availability of doctors on November 11.

However, the women's relatives came into contact with Madhuri and took the woman somewhere else and brought her in front of the hospital yesterday where she delivered a baby girl.

Villagers and JDAS workers, led by Madhuri, pelted stones on the hospital, indulged in vandalism and beat up Mr Chouhan for not providing seat to the woman in the healthcare centre.

Later, the woman and the new-born were shifted to Barwani hospital where both were stated to be normal.

Meanwhile, the JDAS leader has expressed shock over registering of case against her. She claimed that she was going to Samarkheda village at the time of the incident and stopped in front of the healthcare centre when she saw a crowd.

Denying charges, she said it was inhumane to not provide space to the woman despite 'Janani Suraksha' and 'Janani Express' schemes launched by the government.

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