Abandoned baby girl rescued from river embankment in Jajpur

Jajpur: A newborn baby girl was found from a river embankment near Khandas Chhak in Rasulpur block of Jajpur district on Monday.

Some locals spotted the baby wrapped up in a saree and kept close to the embankment in the morning and called up a local social activist Mantu Das who rushed to the spot and took its custody.

Later, district Child Protection Unit official Tapan Kumar Panda reached the village to take stock of the health condition of the baby admitted it to ‘Sakhi-One Stop Centre’.

“The rescued child is around 10-12 year old and her health condition is stable after preliminary treatment, said Niranjan Kar, Jajpur District Child Protection Officer (DCPO).

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