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Villagers to the rescue of abandoned newborn girl

Has it not been a villager, who found a two-day-old girl in the bushes, her life would have been in grave danger. Ravi Kumar, a resident of Hirapur village in the district, heard the cries of an infant coming from bushes on the outskirts the village on Tuesday morning.

punjab Updated: Mar 13, 2013 00:09 IST
Neha Arora

Has it not been a villager, who found a two-day-old girl in the bushes, her life would have been in grave danger. Ravi Kumar, a resident of Hirapur village in the district, heard the cries of an infant coming from bushes on the outskirts the village on Tuesday morning. The infant wrapped in a towel and her umbilical cord tied with a blue clip. Kumar immediately took her out from the bushes and looked around for anyone who had left her abandoned. Finding no one, he called his mother.


"In the meantime, he alerted the village gurdwara, where the granthi made an announcement and villagers gathered at the spot. We informed the police about the incident and took the infant to the Jalandhar civil hospital," said Laddi, another villager.

He said, "It was 7 am when Ravi Kumar heard the cries of the infant. He covered her with T-shirt he was wearing and villagers provided her clothes later."

Dr SS Nangal who was present in the children ward, civil hospital, said the girl's condition was stable when she was brought to the hospital.

"The child is not more than two-day-old. It seems that she was born at some hospital or nursing home as the umbilical cord was properly tied with a blue clip, which is available in hospitals only. The child was shifted to Nari Niketan as per the norms to ensure her proper care and safety," he said.

"We conducted required tests and have found the baby healthy," he said, adding that she must have been kept in the bushes a few hours before the village boy spotted. The infant would be discharged on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Sukhdev Singh and Kulwant Kaur from Kartarpur, who were in the hospital to visit their relative, have come forward to adopt the child. They also took care of the girl in the hospital.

The childless couple said, "It's been seven years since our marriage and we don't have any child. We will feel blessed by adopting the girl. We will educate her and make her a good human being. We have asked the police officials to give us the baby after completing formalities."

The police have registered the case against the unidentified people.