A MUM died after doctors decapitated her newborn baby and left its head inside her womb during delivery.
Geeta Devi, 32, passed away on Saturday night after going into labour.
After being admitted to hospital in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India, Mrs Devi had her newborn baby's body pulled out of her while the head was left inside.
She was then abandoned and sent to another hospital where the baby's head was finally removed but doctors were unable to save her life.
"It is the fault of the doctors," said her husband Hemant.
"First they removed the body of my baby – leaving the head inside – and then they told use to take my wife to another hospital.
"They just left us.
"Eventually a local nursing home took my baby's head out if my wife but she died.
"They could not save her."
Deputy Superintendent of Shahjahanpur Police, Officer K G Yadav, 45, said the hospital was not equipped to deal with such a complex delivery.
He said: "The hospital didn't have sufficient medical arrangements and hence the mother was referred to another hospital.
"The doctors were not capable of handling this tragic situation and it is due to their negligence the infant's head was left inside the mother.
"The family doesn’t know the names of the doctors so we are currently looking for the doctors who were on duty at the time.
"An investigation has started and once the names of the doctors responsible come out, strict action will be taken."
The District Magistrate of Shahjahanpur, Shubhra Saxena, has confirmed the investigation into the horrific negligence.
She said: "It is a severe case of negligence and we are investigating the matter."