She was found lying inside a pot in a dilapidated building. With strangulation marks all around her neck, it is not difficult to conclude that she was left to die by those who gave her birth. But god seemed to have other plans for her.
This one-and-a-half year old girl was found inside an old building at Nauraiyakheda in Panki on Wednesday.
Labourer Atar Singh was the first to spot the girl. "I went to attend nature's call at the railway track near an old building from where I heard the voice of a child crying," said Singh.
"At first I decided to ignore because I thought it might be a ghost. When the wails persisted, I called my neighbours. Together we entered the building. The sound was coming from a pot. On opening it, we found that this girl was lying on her stomach under a pile of bricks," he added.
The locals immediately informed the police of the incident who rushed to the spot.
The Panki police took her to the Rajaram Hospital. The doctors treating her said it appeared the girl had been lying in a critical state for over three hours and could have died.
The timely intervention of the locals and the police saved her life, the doctors said.
After treatment, a childless couple, Shivpal and Priyanka, expressed the desire to adopt her. Shivpal works at a factory in Dada Nagar locality.
The locals too vouched for the duo after which the girl was handed over to them.
JS Rajput, inspector, Panki police station, said, "We did a proper background investigation of the couple and checked their documents thoroughly before giving the baby to them."
Priyanka was all smiles as she held the little girl in her hands. "It is shocking to know that someone had tried to kill this girl. God is great and has given us a chance to look forward to a bright future with this baby," she added.