Horror: Six aborted babies found by river in Napal
At least six human fetuses were found near the banks of Bishumati River in Kuleshwor, Kathmandu, in January, leading authorities to suspect of foul play by private hospitals involved in illegal abortion. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and the country's largest metropolitan city.
The fetuses were found wrapped in a polythene bag near the banks of the river. Eyewitnesses said that the fetuses could be anywhere from four to five months.
Police suspect private hospitals and clinics involved in illegal abortion to have disposed off the fetuses and said that they have started an investigation into the case.
Abortion has been legalized in Nepal, which is located in south Asia and borders China and India, a few years ago. But some private clinics in the country have been found to offer cheap abortion related services without following proper guidelines, putting at risk the life of the patients.