The nurse and his colleague deposited the lower part of the foetus in Ramgarh centre's mortuary.
In a gross negligence of duty, a nurse at a government hospital in Rajasthan botched a delivery by pulling out the foetus so hard that it split it into two parts leaving the baby's head left in the womb.
After the botch-up at the Ramgarh health centre in Jaisalmer, the nurse and his colleague deposited the lower part of the foetus in the centre's mortuary and asked the family of the woman to take her to Jaisalmer for further treatment.
The health centre staff also lied to the gynaecologist at Jodhpur Umaid hospital that they finished the delivery and left the placenta in the womb.
When a team of doctors headed by Dr Ravindra Sankhla operated the woman again, they were shocked to find the baby's head is in the womb.
The woman's relatives were informed and her husband lodged a complaint against the Ramgarh hospital staff. No arrests have been made so far.
The woman is said to be fighting for her life at the hospital.