VILLUPURAM: Kottakuppam police on Thursday, rescued an abandoned new born male baby from the bushes located on the side of the East Coast Road (ECR) near Chinna Kottakuppam. After the mandatory medical checkup, the baby was handed over to the Social Welfare Department Home at Villupuram.
According to sources, a police team led by Kottakuppam inspector Hariharan, during the course of patrolling on Thursday early morning, found a suspicious cloth bundle in the bushes on one of the sides of the ECR near Chinna Kottakuppam fishing village. They recovered it and to their surprise they found a new born male baby wrapped inside.
Immediately, they took the baby to the station and then to Kottakuppam Primary Health Centre for a medical checkup following which the baby was handed over to a home run by the Social Welfare Department at Villupuram through Kottakuppam VAO Rajendiran.
Police suspect that the baby’s parents may have abandoned him on account of the baby’s fingers being found to be conjoined.