Rats Gnaw at Corpose of Dead Infant in India Hospital

Nine suspended for failing to hand over body to parents.


Nine persons, including two doctors, were suspended on Tuesday in connection with disfigurement of a dead infant, reportedly by rats at a government hospital here.

As the shocking incident drew public outrage, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa held a review meeting with Health Minister V S Vijay, Finance Minister O Panneerselvam and officials in the wake of reports that the cheek and ear of the 12-day-old infant had been gnawed by rats.

The parents, who were handed over the body, alleged that rats had bitten the baby while it was kept in a hospital room