A mother and her newborn child died after a botched delivery performed by a fake doctor in the northern Indian city of Noida.

According to a local report, the incident took place on Monday. After the two died at her clinic, the quack allegedly dumped the bodies outside the facility and fled the area, local media outlet India Times reported.

"The clinic owner left both of them outside the clinic, shut it and fled from the spot," senior police officer Ankur Aggarwal told local media outlets.

Authorities said the medical registration of the clinic and the woman who ran it is yet to be verified.

Local police have filed a case under Indian Penal Code section 304A (causing death by negligence), Aggarwal said, adding that the woman who performed the delivery had no registration as a doctor.

It remains unclear how she managed to run the clinic for the past two years despite several complaints registered against her by patients and their relatives. 

In another recent incident, a man posing as a licensed doctor conducted medical camps and also volunteered with the local police to help migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. The man was identified as Veeragandham Teja. The incident came to light after his second wife filed a complaint of alleged mental and physical harassment.

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