The body of an infant girl found near Gandhigram Bridge on Thursday evening was sent for post-mortem on Friday. Investigation is underway in a similar case under Patelnagar police station area wherein an infant girl was found dead about a week ago.
Expressing grief on the case State Minister of Women and Child Welfare Rekha Arya said, “If there are individuals or couple who do not want a girl child, it is my appeal to the citizens to not abandon them. We have Palna facility in Balika Niketan- hand them over there. The state will bear the expenses of the education and ensure wellbeing of the girl. The convicts in these cases will be punished.”
Superintendent of Police (city) Shweta Choubey said, “According to post-mortem report of the infant girl who was found in Patelnagar a week ago, the girl died of natural problem of respiration and birth complications. Identity of the parents is still unknown. The inspector has been given instructions to check all the nursing homes and hospitals nearby to verify if there was any baby girl who died because of birth complications.”
She further added, “In the latest case of the infant girl’s body which was found near Gandhigram bridge the post mortem report is yet to come. We will file a case after the report.”
Station House Officer (SHO) of Patelnagar, Vijay Bharti said, “Body of an infant girl was found near Chandrabani. The case is still under investigation.”
Regarding the Gandhigram case, Vasant Vihar SHO, Hemant Kumar said, “We are checking CCTV footage of the area. Also we have asked for the list of recent births in the nearby areas to track the mother.”
The woman, who found the infant and informed the police, Firdaus Saifi said, “The baby girl was dead when we found her. She was bleeding profusely from the back of her head, mouth and umbilical cord. People in our area spotted her in the garbage in the nullah near Kanwali Road. Then we went and picked her up. She was without a shred of clothing. The type of injuries she had showed that she was thrown from some height. We have not been able to sleep since the incident.”
It is pertinent to mention here that in 2018 an infant was found under Bindal Bridge. She was rescued by a local citizen but she later succumbed to her injuries. In another case last year two newborns- a girl and a boy were found at the gates if IT Park and in a shocking case under Raipur Police Station area a stray dog was seen carrying the body of an infant baby girl in its mouth. Two such cases were also registered in 2017.