Man saves newborn baby abandoned in auto, gets praise from Mumbai police

Updated: Nov 20, 2017, 21:26 IST | Mid-day online correspondent

An alert Mumbai-resident successfully saved the life of a 3-5-day old baby girl, who was found abandoned in an auto rickshaw

An alert Mumbai-resident successfully saved the life of a 3-5-day old baby girl, who was found abandoned in an auto rickshaw. The man's prompt actions earned him a lot of praise from the Mumbai police, as well as, Twitterati. 

baby abandoned near BhandupThe baby was found abandoned in a closed auto near Bhandup. Pic/Twitter (@Jugadu_banda)

26-year old Hemant Sharma was taking a stroll near Bhandup, when he noticed the bundled-up newborn crying after being abandoned in the closed auto rickshaw. The alert resident, immediately attempted to contact the local police. However, he failed to get the authorities' attension. 

Not knowing what to do and noticing that the baby was increasingly shivering, Sharma, who goes by the name 'Aman' on Twitter, took to the micro blogging site to seek help. He tweeted, "Found this 3 to 5 day year old kid in closed auto. Please help me guys. I’ve no idea what to do? #help." Respondents quickly brought the situation to the attention of the Mumbai police Twitter handle.

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 The social media team of the Mumbai police guided Sharma to the Kanjumarg east police, where the baby was taken into safety. She was later transferred to the Sion hospital for a medical check-up. The police also initiated the process to trace the child's parents. 

Meanwhile, Sharma's actions received widespread praise from the online community. Mumbai police called Sharma a 'God Sent' and tweeted, ".@Jugadu_banda alert citizens like you on the streets of Mumbai, play a major role in making it a safe city! Thank you for making sure the child reaches safe hands #ThankYouMumbai." 



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