A few cats were barking together at a place on the side of the road. It had been going on for quite some time. At one point curious locals go there. Go and see a newborn lying in the drain next to it.
The incident took place last Sunday in Mumbai, India. The newborn girl. He is five days old. Who or what throws the newborn into the drain to kill. Police rescued the child and took him to a local hospital.
A doctor at Rajawadi Hospital told the BBC the newborn was fine. He has been kept under observation.
Despite an investigation into the incident, police have seen from past experience that most families in India want a son. Boys are considered to be the inheritors of the clan. Here girls are victims of social discrimination. Girls are considered as a financial burden especially in poor families.
When police arrived last Sunday, they found the crying newborn lying in a ditch. He was wearing a thin shirt, which was then immersed in the dirty water of the drain.
Two police officers quickly picked him up, wrapped him in cloth and took him to hospital.
“When we picked up the baby, his body was very cold,” police constable Shital Sonawane told the Times of India. The hands turned blue. We need some warm water and clothes to clean it. ”
Vidya Thakur, the hospital’s medical superintendent, told BBC Marathi that doctors were constantly monitoring her health. He will be kept under observation for a few days.
One such incident happened two years ago. A child was found buried alive in a clay pot in the town of Bareilly in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
An abandoned newborn was found in a plastic bag in New Delhi, the capital of Delhi, in the winter of 2016. In June of that year, a boatman rescued a girl from a wooden box floating in the river Ganges.
Human rights activists claim that millions of female fetuses have been destroyed in the last few decades due to this boycott of India.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called the situation a “national shame”. He also called for a “crusade” against the protection of girls. After Manmohan Singh, Narendra Modi came to power and called on Indians to stop killing girls.