Stray dogs were found gnawing at the body of an abandoned newborn girl on the government medical college premises in Yavatmal, a senior official said here on Wednesday.

"On Sunday evening, some people noticed that some stray dogs were eating the body of the newborn girl on the college premises. The mutilated body was recovered from the spot and immediately sent for post-mortem," Medical Superintendent Dr Kishor Ingole told PTI.

He said that they were clueless about who dumped the body of the infant on the college premises.

"Somebody from outside must have dumped the deceased girl on the hospital premises. The campus is spread over 120 hectares and hence it is difficult to keep a tab on the visitors," Ingole said.

An FIR was registered in this connection and probes are on to trace her parents.

Ingole informed that a similar incident had taken place on the campus earlier.

Source: Press Trust India