Infographic: Extinguishing hope from young lives – Times of India

Stringent punishment has been unable to deter people from committing crimes against newborns and the unborn. The maximum punishment for infanticide and foeticide is 10 years, along with a fine, while abandonment attracts a jail term of seven years and a fine. According to the latest round of data released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Maharashtra sees the maximum number of crimes against newborns and the unborn.

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