Odishatv Bureau

Balasore: A newborn girl, believed to be around 14 -15 days old, was found abandoned on roadside near Phuladi area of the district Sunday night.

As per reports, a few local residents passing by the road last night, heard the screams of the baby girl and rushed to rescue her.

Soon after the girl was rescued, she was admitted to the Sishu Bhawan in the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) while her condition is stated to be critical.

A written complaint was also filed at the DHH Police Aid Post in this regard following which the officials reached the hospital and initiated an investigation into the matter.

“Sankarsana Das and Kartika Chandra Pradhan of Phuladi area admitted the newborn girl to the medical. The infant is reportedly around 14-15 days old and she is now undergoing treatment at the SNCU ward,” Bijay Kumar Nayak, Outpost In-Charge, Balasore DHH.