Jeypore: A two-month-old girl abandoned beside a rail track near Kakariguma in the district was rescued by the Childline officials on Wednesday.
The infant, whose identity is yet to be established, was found in a critical condition as stray dogs mauled her.
A local youth, whose sister is a member of the district Childline, first got the information about the abandoned baby. He immediately informed his sister who along with her team rushed to the spot and rescued the baby before shifting her to the Saheed Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital in Jeypore, said Rajshree Das, District Child Protection Officer (DCPO).
"The infant has been admitted to the SNCU wardof the hospital and is currently being treated under the supervision of paediatric specialists. Her condition is stated to be critical. As her body bears deep injuries, a special surgeon has been called to look after the baby,"the DCPO added.
A case has been registered at a local police station. The identity of the baby has not yet been ascertained, she added.
Hospital authorities said that her condition is critical. "She is unconscious now. We are trying to warm her up. After she gains sense, we will proceed with further treatment," a hospital staff said.