Police in the eastern Indian state of Orissa say they have recovered nearly 30 bags full of babies' body parts from a waste dump near a maternity clinic.THIS PRACTICE MUST BE STOPPED. PREVIOUS POST HERE.
Forensic tests are being carried out on the remains following the raid near the town of Nayagarh on Sunday.
It is thought the find could be linked to the killing of female foetuses - a practice fairly widespread in India.
According to one estimate, up to 10m female foetuses may have been aborted in the country in the past two decades.
... Similar incidents have been reported from other parts of the country in recent months, raising concerns about India's dwindling female population.
Female foeticide is believed to be one of the main reasons for the skewed sex ratio in India.
India's minister for Women and Child Development, Renuka Chowdhary, has said the government plans to monitor all pregnancies to prevent female foeticide.
In June, police arrested the owner of a clinic near Delhi on suspicion of illegally aborting female foetuses.
The arrest followed a raid at the clinic in Gurgaon in Haryana state. Officials said the remains of several foetuses were found in a well nearby.
Last year, a surprise raid in Patiala district in Punjab province unearthed the remains of at least 50 female foetuses from a well by a private clinic.