Two girls, including new-born, found abandoned

Two baby girls were found abandoned on Thursday — one on the roadside, another in hospital — in two separate incidents in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

In Madhya Pradesh, a three-year-old highly malnourished girl being abandoned by her grandmother on the night of Tuesday at the civil hospital in the State's tribal-dominated Jhabua district came to light on Thursday, as the latter lacked resources to take care of the girl.

The child was left in the care of her grandmother by her labourer parents who have gone to Gujarat in search of employment.

At present, the girl is being looked after by the staff of the Women and Child Development Department.

The in-charge of the children's ward, Dr. I.S. Chouhan, said the police had been informed about the incident.

In another incident, a new-born baby girl was found abandoned on the roadside in Sector 62 area in Noida, police said. Some people noticed the child and informed the police, who later admitted herto a Noida district hospital

It appears that an unwed mother might have abandoned the child, police said, adding the baby is only one or two days old.

Records at nearby nursing homes are being scanned for clues about the child's parents, police said.

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