Baby Girl Tossed From Car Onto Muzaffarnagar Street
On a deserted lane in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar, a car paused briefly as a woman opened the door and dropped a baby out of a grey Santro. The incident, which took place on Wednesday, was caught on CCTV.
#WATCH An unidentified woman drops a new-born baby on a street from a car in Muzaffarnagar. CMO Muzaffarnagar says, "the new-born is under treatment but her condition remains critical. We are hopeful of her recovery." (Source:CCTV footage) pic.twitter.com/Q6gyEAo6Q6
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In the video clip that has provoked shock on social media, the woman in a grey Santro car leaves the baby on the steps outside a house, dangerously close to the narrow road.
The baby, a girl, has been found and is being treated at a local hospital. The district’s Chief Medical Officer said that the newborn is in a critical condition. “We are hopeful of her recovery,” he said.
Another similar incident in Kerala took the same dreadful turn when a couple was caught on camera abandoning their new-born baby in front of a church.
The couple was arrested in Kerala on Saturday for abandoning their newborn baby in a church in Edappally area of Kochi. They were caught on CCTV camera outside the church and were traced to Wadakancherry in Thrissur.
Police said they will be charged under various sections of IPC and Juvenile Justice Act.
According to reports, the parents abandoned their two-day baby fearing that they would be shamed socially for having a fourth child.
CCTV footage aired by television channels and circulated on social media showed the man leaving the child in the premises of St George Forane Church late evening on Friday.
The security staff of the church noticed the child at around 8.30 pm and immediately alerted the police.
In the CCTV footage, the couple along with another child is seen walking into the church premises around 8.15 pm with the baby wrapped in an orange sheet. The father kisses the baby on its forehead before carefully placing on the ground of the church.
The couple was identified as Bitto (32) and Prabitha (28). They already have three children together.
Report quoting police sources said that the father Bitto told the investigators that Prabitha was ridiculed by the locals for often being pregnant. They were afraid that they would be shamed if they returned home with the fourth child.