Indian mum 'tries to flush newborn down plane toilet' - Telegraph Indian mum 'tries to flush newborn down plane toilet' An Indian woman gave birth to a baby in the lavatory of an international passenger plane and tried to dispose of it down the toilet, media reports in New Delhi said on Thursday. Published: 12:55PM BST 08 Jul 2010 The infant was found stuck in the toilet after the plane landed in Amritsar, northern India, and was rushed to hospital still attached to the toilet bowl, police and doctors told the Press Trust of India news agency. HP Singh, a doctor at the Escorts Hospital near the airport, said that a team of surgeons used a saw cutter to remove the newborn's head from the toilet. Related Articles British-based Russian artist Galina Rusanova pleads guilty to assault on plane Ryanair's Michael O'Leary prefers to paper over cracks Man given up for adoption as baby finds family on Facebook Britain at War: Taken prisoner by the Germans after crashing my plane Goldfish survives being flushed down lavatory and is rescued from sewage plant Airline passengers asked to act as ballast because of jammed cargo door The 22-year-old mother was reported to have left the plane when it landed, and was later arrested in the airport after the cabin crew on the Turkmenistan Airlines flight found the baby. Doctors at the hospital said the infant was in a critical condition. Newspapers reported the mother was an unmarried medical student returning home after completing a degree abroad. The origin of the flight was unclear, though the Indian Express said it had taken off from the city of Ashgabat in Turkmenistan.