Newborn found abandoned in Budgam orchard, handed over to village Sarpanch

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Srinagar: A day-old baby boy was found abandoned in an orchard in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Police have registered a case against unknown persons for abandoning the infant.

A local news agency, Kashmir News Trust quoting unnamed sources reported that some locals found a newborn baby in the apple orchards of village Bonen of Chadora town.

“The baby was wrapped in a cloth. We took him to the village and handed him over to Sarpanch of the village, namely Nazir Ahmad,” said locals.

Police have booked a case against unknown persons and set an investigation into motion.

“We are checking with hospitals about deliveries and intelligence is being gathered from local sources about pregnant women who could possibly be the mother. We will soon arrest the accused,” a police official told KNT.

Locals suspect that the infant, who was abandoned on the same day he was born, could have been from an illicit relationship. (KNT)

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