New born baby girl found dead near Srinagar’s Lal Ded hospital

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In a shocking incident an abandoned new born girl was found dead in Rajbagh area of Srinagar on Monday.

The body was found inside a box across the road from the city’s maternity hospital Lal Ded.

According to police, the newborn girl was already dead by the time police got to know about it.

“We received a call from the Police Control Room today morning. She was already dead,” SHO Rajbagh, Ayaz Rasool told Free Press Kashmir while detailing that the baby girl was found in a small carton near the Town square crossing in Rajbagh.

He also said that the newborn “must have been left on the spot last night” and was found on Monday morning.

“An FIR No. 9/2019 has been registered and we will fulfil other legal formalities,” he said.

Abandoning babies in a conservative Kashmir has seen a rise and has been condemned across by the local populace and civil society

In in 2015, a dead newborn was carried to Press Enclave by a dog.

Last year, a newborn baby was found abandoned near Bahuddin Ganj Baksh Park at Nowhatta locality drawing ire from netizens.

In December a father tried to bury alive his infant son having a deformity, at Malkha graveyard in Srinagar’s Old City.

Police arrested the man who justified the action under the pretext of being poor to take care of the son.

The person, Manzoor Ahmad Banyari, a resident of Check Shopian, had approached the gravedigger in Malkha asking him to dig a grave for the infant baby.