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Gorakhpur pregnant woman tries to deliver baby watching YouTube tutorial, both die

In what comes as shocking news from Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur area, a 26-year-old pregnant woman and her baby boy died while she attempted to deliver her child by watching ‘online tutorial’ on YouTube channel.

As reported by HT, the incident took place in Bilandpur area of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday night. The station house officer (cantonment), Ravi Rai told HT that the main reason behind her ‘self-delivery attempt’ was fear of being an unmarried mother.

The incident came to view when the deceased’s neighbours notified the police about blood coming out of her room on Monday morning. Rai further told HT that her landlord Ravi Upadhyay broke the door only to find the woman and baby lying dead. He quickly informed the cops following which the woman’s body was sent for post-mortem.

To make the case without leading to further confusions, her phone’s history revealed that she had been searching for videos on ‘how to deliver a baby by self’ on Youtube.

The police also discovered things like scissors, blade and threads near the woman’s body. The landlord also told police that a few days ago, the woman came up to him and spoke him about her mother would come and help her in the delivery after four days.

Ravi said that police couldn’t confirm the ‘exact reason’ why she had rented the room and even her family did not specify anything about it. However, the family has denied filing an FIR against anyone in the case.

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