Three-day-old baby found in bin


Jun 26, 2012, 07.05AM IST TNN[ V Narayan & Sumitra Deb Roy ]

MUMBAI: A three-day-old baby girl was found in a garbage bin on the highway near Mankhurd in Trombay on Sunday. Clean-up marshals discovered her around 2pm, wrapped in cloth and in a plastic bag, when they were clearing garbage piled on the highway , the Trombay police said.

The marshals, who found the baby crying, took her to assistant commissioner of police (Trombay) Deedhar Singh’s office opposite the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre , around 2.15pm. The control room was contacted and medical assistance was provided to the baby. The baby has been admitted to Sion hospital ,” said deputy commissioner of police (zone VI) Manoj Lohiya. He said an investigation team will gather information from hospitals in the eastern suburbs for clues on the parents. “We are getting details of pregnant women under medical examination in clinics and hospitals in Chembur and the neighbourhood,” he said.

Sion hospital’s professor and head of neonatology Dr Jayashree Mondkar said the baby did not have injuries and was in the transitional care unit. “She has a slight swelling on her forehead, but it could be related to her birth. Thankfully , the baby was not smothered . She is being fed from the milk bank,” said Mondkar.

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