Kurnool: A nine-month-old pregnant woman’s body was abandoned by the family fearing it to be ‘bad omen’ in Andhra Pradesh’s Kurnool. The deceased was identified as Lavanya. She was admitted to a government hospital, after she developed labour pain. She died the next day because of complications.

Her body was shifted to her husband's village for cremation, but many raised their voice for performing final rites, as they believed that the pregnant woman will bring ‘bad omen’ to the village.

So her body was taken to a forest and was left there. The incident came to light after some villagers called up police and informed them about the incident. Police investigated and arrested 15 people from the village.