However, government officials refused to accept the number as nine and informed that only two foetuses have been found. Local police have already lodged an FIR against an unknown person.
Media reports quoted a police officials as saying, "On Jun 9, we got information that a foetus was found near a river body. On Jun 10 also we found another foetus dumped at the same location. We have registered two different cases; both the foetuses were recovered from the same spot. Investigations are on."
Sources also confirmed that the two foetuses, recovered by the police, were 4-5 months old as postmortem reports unearthed the information.
Beed, which always faces criticism over sex ratio issue, has 801 girls per 1000 boys, while Maharashtra's average sex number is 883 girls per 1000 boys.