19-yr-old Taekwondo player held for ‘abandoning’ Foetus in AirAsia plane’s loo

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Guwahati, July 26: After an alarm was raised by the cabin crew following the recovery of a foetus from a lavatory of an AirAsia plane, a 19-year-old taekwondo player admitted that she lost the foetus.

The player, who boarded the plane from the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati, was supposed to travel to South Korea on Thursday for a tournament and was accompanied by her coach, as per media reports.

The flight number I5 784 had originated from Imphal. The plane landed at the T-3 terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi on Wednesday at 3.30 pm.

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The foetus is believed to be around six weeks old and during a routine check of the lavatories after the landing of the plane in New Delhi, the cabin crew found the foetus wrapped in toilet paper.

The Delhi police had sent the foetus for post-mortem and the woman too underwent a medical examination.

Her coach told the police he was neither aware of her pregnancy nor had she revealed about it in the documents she had filled for travelling in the flight, as per media reports.

AirAsia said the woman was identified on questioning of all female passengers onboard. The matter has been reported to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, as per reports.