Infant girl under observation, police register case

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Infant girl under observation, police register case

Wednesday, 23 October 2019 | PNS | DEHRADUN

The infant girl found abandoned at Ranjhawala near an under construction building is still under observation at Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital.

The chairperson of State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) Usha Negi visited the hospital on Tuesday. According to an SCPCR member, the infant has marks of rat bites, because of which she is now suffering from infection. Doctors will also be conducting test for rabies in order to rule out the possibility.

Chairperson Negi said the infant girl is having breathing problem. Her umbilical cord was also intact when she was found. The doctors have declared that she is out of any immediate danger, but is being kept under observation.

Stating that it is a heinous crime to abandon an infant in such a way, Negi said that the baby will be released under the care of Child Welfare Committee (CWC) after she will be declared fit by the doctors.

Station House Officer (SHO) of Raipur said that a case was registered against the yet unidentified parents. The case is under investigation.

According to sources, police are checking the CCTV footage from around the area where the infant was found to single out the person who abandoned the infant at the spot. They are also asking for hospital records to check how many girls were recently delivered.

It is pertinent to mention here that, according to local police they received information at 8.30 am on Monday that an infant girl has been found at Ranjhawala, between the bricks. She was initially taken to the Raipur primary health centre and was later transferred to the GDMC hospital.

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