Delhi cops turn saviour for abandoned infant, name her Swadha
The staff of the RK Puram police station in south Delhi on Wednesday turned nannies for a newborn girl they found abandoned under the Munirka flyover in south Delhi.
The infant was found in a plastic bag with a cotton cloth wrapped around her body. She was spotted by a police patrolling team.
They rescued the baby and admitted her to the AIIMS Trauma Centre where three women police personnel and the medical staff are looking after her.
Station house officer Somnath Paruthi and other police station staff went out of their way to nurse the infant. They bought baby clothes, food and other necessary items.
The police officers named her “Swadha”, meaning divine approval.
A case under section 317 (Exposure and abandonment of child under 12 years, by parent or person having care of it) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at the RK Puram police station.
A senior police officer said the people who abandoned her clearly wanted her to die.
A senior police officer said the police control room received a call around 1 am about an infant lying on the footpath under the Munirka flyover inside a plastic bag.
The police team opened the bag and found that the baby had the umbilical cord still attached to her.
“The infant was shivering and was breathing slowly. They rushed her to AIIMS Trauma centre. The SHO was informed and he too reached the hospital. He deployed three women staff in shifts to take care of the baby,” said the senior police officer, adding the infant was recovering fast.
Joint commissioner, R P Upadhyay was informed about the incident after which he instructed additional DCP, Nupur Prasad, to monitor the heath condition of the child. Efforts were on to trace the biological parents of the baby.