• The baby girl is believed to be not more than one day old
  • The newborn was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment
  • The incident occured in the southern Indian state of Telangana

A newborn baby was abandoned on a road in the southern Indian state of Telangana. The incident took place Wednesday near Kongareddypalli village in Vangoor mandal.

People in the neighborhood heard the cry of an infant and after searching the area found the baby, believed to be not more than a day old, wrapped in a plastic bag. They then informed the district Health Department officials and the infant was taken to a hospital, the New Indian Express reported.

The district's Women and Child Welfare Officer Kolukula Prajwala told the newspaper the child was safe as the department officials managed to reach the spot on time. Prajwala also said that they have administered necessary vaccines to the child.

"We are verifying CCTV footage in the area and neighborhood and enquiring about any suspicious movement of people. Local health workers and Anganwadis are also helping us in tracing the biological mother of the infant," a police officer, identified as only Balakrishna, told the News Minute.

Police said that a case has been registered under Section 317 (Exposure and abandonment of a child under twelve years) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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In a recent horrific incident in India, a newborn baby was found dead with multiple stab wounds near a temple in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Officials said the girl was likely born at home and then her body was dumped at the scene.

The police registered a case of murder and causing disappearance of evidence against unidentified accused. An autopsy revealed she had been stabbed several times with a hard-blunt object like a small screwdriver.