Police save newborn abandoned in Srinagar, arrest accused


Srinagar, Jun 20: Police on Wednesday claimed it saved an abandoned newborn baby and arrested the man who had dumped the baby in Downtown Srinagar.
The police spokesman said that police post-Noorbagh received a phone call from locals of Wanganpora Eidgah, Srinagar stating that a newborn baby was abandoned by some unknown persons.
He said the locals informed the police that the baby was abandoned on the roof of a residential house.
“On receiving the information, a police party led by In-charge police post-Ajaz Ahmad reached the spot and recovered the newborn baby. The newborn baby was then shifted to Children’s Hospital Sonwar,” the spokesman said.
In this regard, he said, a case FIR number 71/ 2018 under section 317/RPC was registered and an investigation was initiated.
Further, he said, during the course of the investigation, police team solved the case within hours.
“One accused person identified as Mehraj-ud-din Dar son of Abdul Rashid Dar resident of Saidpora Eidgah was arrested and a girl (name withheld) was also found involved in the said case,” he said.
“The investigation of the case is going on,” the spokesperson added.