A new born baby girl that is believed to be just five-day-old has been rescued from a gutter where the baby was left to die in Mumbai, India. According to local authorities, the yet to be identified baby girl is now recovering in a local hospital.
Local Police said the baby was found by residents following a scene caused by a group of cats after they were seen gathering at a particular spot along the road. The cats began creating a ruckus – hissing, and purring loudly.
The baby was rescued by a . When the police arrived, they found the infant lying inside the drain. They said the baby – dressed in a flimsy shirt and soaked in sewage water – was wailing in distress.
Police constable, Sheetal Sonawane who spoke to the Times of India newspaper, after the baby was rescued by a women-led police team from a suburban Mumbai neighbourhood on Sunday, November 14, said;
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“When we lifted the the baby out, she was freezing; her arms had turned blue. We asked for some warm water and cloth to clean the baby,” Doctors at the Rajawadi hospital now say the baby is “stable”.
“Doctors are constantly monitoring her health. We will keep her under observation for the next few days,” Dr Vidya Thakur, the medical superintendent of the hospital said.
Police officials are now investigating how the baby ended up in the drain. Two officers then scooped her out, wrapped her in a cloth and took her to the hospital.