A woman from Poladpur in Raigad district on Friday night allegedly threw her 20-day-old boy into waters of Mutha river. The search for the baby was on till late on Saturday by fire brigade personnel and local residents.
Deccan Gymkhana police have identified the woman as Vaishnavi Jadhav,who is in her early 20s. Senior inspector Manohar Joshi said,Some of the passers-by saw her throwing the baby into the water. They immediately informed the control room. Search for the baby is on.
Police suspect Jadhav to have given birth to the baby out of illicit relationship. The process of registering a complaint against her was on till late on Saturday.