“She was completely fine when she was admitted but we were a little worried because she was abandoned and found in a drain, but she was fine,” Thakur told CNN on Thursday. “Our doctors immediately treated her… she was discharged yesterday, she is doing fine.”
After being discharged from hospital the baby was handed over to Mumbai’s Child Welfare Committee and is being taken care of at a shelter home, said Kamble.
On Sunday the police registered a first information report (FIR) against unknown persons for “exposure and abandonment of child under twelve years, by parent or person having care of it,” according to the relevant section of India’s penal code.
“La investigación está en curso,” Kamble added.
Gender inequality is pervasive in India, where a preference for sons has given rise to the birth of millions of “unwanted” girls who often face discrimination in their communities.
A 2020 reporte by the United Nations Population Fund said
, “Entre 2013 y 2017, sobre 460,000 girls in India were ‘missing
’ at birth each year.
” girls refers to the number of girls missing from the population within the time period as a cumulative effect of sex-selection practices
En octubre 2019 a 4-day-old baby girl was rescued after she was found buried alive in a cemetery in northern India.
The infant was pulled to safety by an unsuspecting couple in Uttar Pradesh state as they were burying their own child who had died in hospital.