It was the baby’s cries that drew villagers to the abandoned well in Medak district.

Newborn dumped in Telangana well miraculously survives after locals rescue him
news Crime Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 13:05


A newborn baby miraculously survived after being abandoned in a well in Telangana. The baby was rescued after villagers informed the police and ambulance.

The incident took place at Kagaz Maddur village in Medak district on Sunday.

According to police, at 2pm on Sunday villagers heard the wailing of a baby from an abandoned well. It was to their shock that villagers realised that a newborn had been thrown into the well. They then immediately alerted the police, who rescued the baby.

Narsapur Inspector Venkata Raja Goud said. “I received a call at noon about a baby being found. I told the villagers to immediately call the ambulance without waiting for me and rescue the baby. The villagers immediately rescued the baby and rushed it to the government hospital in ambulance.”

Following an examination, doctors asserted that that the baby boy is healthy.  

The boy was later handed over to the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) officials. Subsequently, he was sent to the children’s home in Sangareddy district, police informed.

Goud said, “We have registered a case under IPC section 317 (exposure and abandonment of child under twelve years) and are on the look out to identify the parents.”  

In another similar incident on January 15, another baby girl was found abandoned near a shop at Bijinapally bus station in Nagarkurnool district of Telangana. Locals alerted the police following which the baby was sent for a medical examination.

There have been several such instances where unwanted babies are left to die by their parents. In some tragic incidents, the abandoned babies are mauled by dogs.

In view of this the Central government in 2017 came up with the ‘Palna’ scheme, and ordered all hospitals and orphanages to arrange cradles in front of their buildings so that unwanted babies are not abandoned but deposited safely. 

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