Jajpur: Adding to the unending episode of child abandonment in the State, a newborn girl was found dumped on the roadside in Salapada under Barchana block of Jajpur district today.
Some passers-by heard the cry of the baby near Darpan-Kalakala PWD road this morning and reached the spot out of curiosity to discover her wrapped in a saree.
Aged around 2-3 days old the newborn was first taken to a residents house post rescue and then handed over to District Child Protection Unit officials.
The health condition of the child has been found stable post a medical check-up.
Police have lodged a case in connection with the incident.