Women commuters find crying 5-day-old in Vashi local

Mar 08, 2014, 06:46 IST | Richa Pinto

Women commuters who entered a Thane-bound train from Vashi station were in for a shock when they saw an abandoned infant between the seats, crying. They immediately informed the Government Railway police (GRP), who got the kid out of the train.

GRP officials say they will investigate to find the parents of the boy. Pic/Sameer Markande
GRP officials say they will investigate to find the parents of the boy. Pic/Sameer Markande

Parshuram Karyakarte, a senior inspector from Vashi GRP said, “The women were boarding a second-class ladies’ coach in the 3.35 pm Thane-Vashi train.

They were surprised to see the child and informed us. We got the infant out of the train and will investigating how he was left in the train.”

The boy was sent to the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation Hospital in Vashi around 5 pm for a medical exam. The Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Prashant Jawade said, “There seem to be no signs of injury on the boy.

However, we still need to examine him completely, and only when he’s declared medically fit would we hand him over to the police.” According to Dr Jawade, such cases of abandoned babies are quite common in the satellite city.

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