Two male nurses are the subject of controversy in India involving a baby who got decapitated while being born, as his head was left inside the mother's womb.
The incident was reported from Jaisalmer's Ramgarh.
The Rajasthan health minister Raghu Sharma ordered an inquiry into the shocking incident in which the nursing staff of a health centre in Jaisalmer pulled out a baby with brutal force, severing its head, on Thursday.
The mum, Dikhsha Kanwar, is now reportedly fighting for her life.
Both men have been suspended and an internal investigation is now underway.
The incident rocked the state's health department.
A male nurse helping a woman deliver her baby at a government health centre in Rajasthan allegedly yanked out the baby, ripping the infant into two.
The man in charge of the heath centre in Ramgargh, Dr Nikhil Sharma, said he wasn't present at the time of the incident.
He said the nurses conducted the delivery without informing him.
Later, a team of doctors headed by Dr Ravindra Sankhla operated the victim again and found that the foetus' head was left in the mother's womb.
They later lied to the gynaecologist at Jodhpur Umaid Hospital that they had finished the delivery.
The woman was taken to the nearby Ummed Hospital in Jodphur, where shocked doctors, thinking they were delivering a placenta, instead found the baby's head.
Woman's husband later lodged a complaint against the Ramgarh hospital staff for alleged dereliction of duty.
Dr Usha Duggad, principal medical officer at Jawahar government hospital said it was a rare case.
No arrests have been made so far.
'When questioned, the hospital staffers handed over the lower part of the foetus to us.