Tragedy strikes pregnant woman after being denied air ticket

Agencies Posted: Feb 16, 2012 at 1253 hrs
Chennai In a tragic incident, a 36 year-old Malaysia-bound woman gave birth to a stillborn baby boy at the airport here today, minutes after she was denied permission to fly a private airliner on fitness grounds.

Shyamala, hailing from Rajamundhry in Andhra Pradesh, was scheduled to fly to Kuala Lumpur to meet her husband there, airport sources said.

She was however denied permission to fly as she did not possess a valid fitness certificate, sources said, adding she later developed pre-natal pain before delivering a stillborn baby boy inside a restroom.

After being alerted by some women, airport authorities rushed her to a private hospital where she is currently undergoing treatment.

Her relatives in AP have been informed, sources added.