Police save newborn abandoned in Srinagar, arrest accused

Srinagar

Police on Wednesday claimed it saved an abandoned newborn baby and arrested the man who had dumped the baby in Downtown Srinagar.

The police spokesman said that police post-Noorbagh received a phone call from locals of Wanganpora Eidgah, Srinagar stating that a newborn baby was abandoned by some unknown persons.

He said the locals informed the police that the baby was abandoned on the roof of a residential house.

“On receiving the information, a police party led by In-charge police post-Ajaz Ahmad reached the spot and recovered the newborn baby.  The newborn baby was then shifted to Children’s Hospital Sonwar,” the spokesman said.

In this regard, he said, a case FIR number 71/ 2018 under section 317/RPC was registered and an investigation was initiated.

Further, he said, during the course of the investigation, police team solved the case within hours.

“One accused person identified as Mehraj-ud-din Dar son of Abdul Rashid Dar resident of Saidpora Eidgah was arrested and a girl (name withheld) was also found involved in the said case,” he said.

“The investigation of the case is going on,” the spokesperson added.

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