Bystanders in the vicinity promptly alerted the authorities upon hearing the cries of an infant emanating from a drainage ditch. In response, a police team swiftly arrived at the scene.

On Saturday night, a five-day-old boy was discovered abandoned in a drainage ditch with severe injuries in Sector 66, Noida. Police officials familiar with the incident reported on Monday that the newborn was rescued by law enforcement and subsequently admitted to a specialized hospital.

According to law enforcement, members of the public in the area immediately notified the police after hearing the infant’s cries emanating from the drainage ditch. A police team promptly responded to the location.

The police indicated that the infant sustained multiple injuries, including insect bites on his fingers and toes. He was expeditiously transported to a hospital located in Sector 71, where he received medical attention and was placed under observation within the neonatal care unit.

Vijay Gautam, the station house officer (SHO) of the Phase 3 police station, provided further details, stating, “We received information on Saturday night that an infant was found abandoned in a drainage ditch in Sector 66. We rushed to the scene and found the infant with multiple injuries on his hands and toes. We took him to a multi-speciality hospital in Sector 71.”

The Noida police disclosed that although they had not yet obtained information about the newborn’s family, they were actively working to identify and locate the individuals responsible for abandoning the infant in the drainage ditch.

SHO Gautam elaborated on their investigative efforts, saying, “We are still searching for CCTV cameras in the area to access footage that can aid in tracing and identifying the individuals involved in abandoning the baby.”

Concurrently, the Gautam Budh Nagar Child Welfare Committee (CWC) has taken cognizance of the incident.

Dr. KC Vermani, chairperson of the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) in Gautam Budh Nagar, provided insights into the situation, stating, “The child has now been transferred to Child PGI in Sector 30. A police constable has also been assigned round-the-clock duty. The hospital authorities have been directed that as the newborn’s condition improves, the process of transferring the child to a childcare facility for adoption, in accordance with the guidelines of the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA), will be initiated.”

He further noted, “Police are actively investigating this case, and efforts are underway to locate the baby’s family. Although the infant was in critical condition when rescued, he is now in stable condition, and his health is gradually improving.”

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