Pradeep Pattanayak

A newborn baby girl was found abandoned in a toilet at Damba Sahi near Narayanpatna of Koraput district on Friday. The baby was rescued by a couple and is currently under their care.  

As per reports, the couple, identified as Dhaneswar Garada and Dasama Garada woke up to hear a baby crying. They went to the place from where the cries were emanating. It was their toilet. They peeped into it and found a newborn baby girl was there, wrapped in a cloth.  

They immediately rescued the infant and took her to their house. The couple has been lapping up accolades from all quarters of the society for their gesture of humanity.  

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“When my wife woke up in the morning, she heard a baby crying. Then we rescued her from the toilet. She is now doing well. But we will take her to the hospital. We suspect someone might have left her in the toilet at night,” said Dhaneswar. 

“My sister-in-law (brother’s wife) has rescued the baby. It was shivering in the cold. My sister-in-law took her into the house, fed her, and took all possible care,” said Kanhu Garada.

(Reported by Giridhara Khara)