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Marathi actress, her newborn die due to unavailability of an ambulance, says Police

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 October 2019, 15:23 IST

A 25-year-old Marathi actress and her newborn baby died after some time of her delivery in Maharashtra’s Hingoli district on Sunday.

The reason behind the death is due to the unavailability of an ambulance, the police said.

The heart-wrenching incident took place on Sunday morning in Hingoli district, nearly 600 kilometers.

The relatives of Pooja asserted that the actress would have been alive if they had found an ambulance in time.

Police also said that Zunjar was rushed to a health center in Goregaon around 2 am on Sunday after she went into labor. Her newborn baby died within minutes of delivery, officials said.

"The doctors at the primary health center then advised Ms. Zunjar's family members to shift her to the Hingoli civil hospital, which is around 40 km from Goregaon. Her panicked family members struggled to find an ambulance," they added.

"They somehow managed to get a private ambulance but she died during the journey," the official said.

Police have registered a medico-legal case and are recording statements of Pooja’s relatives, he added.

Notably, Pooja Zunjar had played lead roles in two Marathi movies. She had taken a break from work due to pregnancy.

-With PTI inputs

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First published: 22 October 2019, 15:12 IST
 
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