Newborn girl found abandoned on temple premises

Kendrapara: Various awareness campaigns on protection of girl child seem to be futile as reports of newborn baby girls being abandoned are hugging headlines every other day.

In yet another such incident, a newborn, believed by locals to be one or two-day old, was found abandoned at a temple near Chandapur in Kendrapara district today.

A woman named Saraswati Sethi of the village spotted the baby after hearing the wails while she was plucking flowers on the premises of Sanischara temple in the early hours today.

She rescued the infant suffering from cold and immediately rushed her to the district headquarters hospital.  After preliminary examination, doctors have referred her to Sishu Bhawan, Cuttack for better treatment.

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Meanwhile CWC members reached the spot and started inquiry.