Bargarh: Adding to the unending episode of child abandonment in the State, a newborn girl was found dumped inside a drain in Padampur area in Bargarh district on Friday.
The incident came to light after one Sambhu of Ward No-6 was returning after attending nature’s call at a field early in the morning and heard the cry of the child inside the drain. He immediately swung into action and searched for the baby.
The baby was found stuffed in a sack which had been dumped in the drain. She was rescued by the locals and the police were intimated.
The child was rushed to Padampur hospital for treatment subsequently.
Police have lodged a case in connection with the incident and launched an investigation to trace the parents of the baby.