JAIPUR: AN abandoned newborn girl, who was found buried alive in a field, was rescued by villagers in Shyamsundarpur, a hamlet in Anjira village of Jajpur district, on Saturday. She was admitted to Dharmasala government hospital and later shifted to District Headquarters Hospital for treatment. Her condition is stable now.
A minor school girl first spotted the feet of the newborn moving and body buried in a vegetable field while she was going to Shyamasundarpur Primary School. She then informed some villagers nearby, who dug out the girl. She was breathing and the villagers immediately handed her over to an ASHA worker.
The girl was admitted to Dharmasala Community Health Centre and later shifted to Dharmasala government hospital as her condition was critical. The ASHA worker, Draupadi Rout, said the baby was probably born four to six hours back. It is suspected that she was abandoned by her parents, she said.
Dharmasala CHC Medical Officer Chintamani Mishra said the girl’s condition was stable and she has been shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital for further treatment. He added that the girl’s umbilical cord was not cut which suggested that she was dumped just after birth.
The newborn will be handed over to District Child Protection Officer after she recovers. Although no complaint has been filed, Jenapur police are investigating into the case.