BENGALURU: A newborn girl was found in a BBMP garbage bin at Chamarajpet near KR Market on Saturday. The one-day-old baby was taken to Vani Vilas Hospital where doctors declared that she was brought dead, police said.
A senior police officer said the incident came to light at 6.30am at Bajaj Street near Bible House when Shivakumar, a passerby, heard a baby crying. He saw that the baby was kept in a cane basket thrown in the garbage bin. He immediately dialled 100 to call the police. When Shivakumar raised an alarm, locals rushed to the spot.
Hoysala police reached the spot and the baby was taken to the hospital. An investigating officer said that the police had visited hospitals in the nearby area and questioned the staff about any newborn babies. “We suspect that the parents abandoned the baby because she was a girl,” the offcer said.
CCTV footage from nearby areas is being gathered to ascertain the movements of the suspects. Shivashankar, who had alerted the police control room, left the scene before the police reached the spot. “We are yet to take his statement. We have some clues about who abandoned the baby,” police said.
Prabhuswamy, a local, said the garbage bin was surrounded by stray dogs but fortunately the baby was rescued on time. Some ragpickers told police that a middle-aged man was walking in the area around 4.30am. But, nobody noticed if he was carrying anything.