Nabarangpur: A 21-day old baby born to a mentally challenged woman was taken into custody by the district administration from hospital and handed over to an orphanage named ‘Saha’ in the presence of Child Care Committee and Child Safety officer on Wednesday.
According to reports, the mentally challenged woman from Khutubai area under Papadahandi block was impregnated after being sexually exploited by a miscreant.
After the delivery of the infant, the locals sought the administration’s intervention into the matter for rehabilitation of the baby considering the medical condition of the woman.
After reviewing the matter, the Child Care Committee took custody of the infant.
However, the mother or any of the family members can take custody of the child within 60 days, informed an official of the Child Care Committee.