In India, parents abandoned their newly born baby girl by throwing her in an open field in a village in the Chhattisgarh state. However, the newly born survived as she was kept warm by a litter of puppies all night in the cold.
Later, she was discovered by a group of villagers going out for their daily chores in the morning.
The villagers, while narrating the story, said, “At 11 in the morning, we saw that there is a newborn baby girl who was crying and lying alongside puppies in our village. We panicked and informed the health department before the newborn was taken to the hospital for further check-up.”
It is believed by the villagers that initially, the mother of puppies discovered the baby girl, who was naked, and the umbilical cord was also attached to her body. She was lying down with the puppies.
Locals said that it was sheer luck that the baby survived at such low temperatures during the night which was made possible because of the warmth given by the puppies and their mother.
The police were called by the local government known as a panchayat to register a case.
The baby girl was given the name, Akanksha by locals and was shifted to the hospital for examination of her condition. The Indian NGO, Child Line Project was also involved to help the child.
The villagers criticised her parents who abandoned her and called them criminals. One of the locals said that it was a miracle that she survived in the night because stray dogs can be violent.
Police have started their search investigation for the newborn girl’s parents.