GANGTOK, May 23: In a shocking incident, a new-born baby was found shoved inside a drain pipe in a toilet here today.
The baby girl, less than few hours old, was found by a sweeper in a toilet located at the premises of the Entel Motors workshop here at 5th Mile Tadong in the wee hours of this morning.
“I was on my regular duty today morning cleaning up the toilets when was attention was drawn to the first toilet room when I heard the sound of a baby crying,” the sweeper Ramesh Chettri said. Sensing something wrong, he immediately called the neighbours and when they went inside the toilet room, they found the baby half inside a sewage pipe. The baby, still alive but breathing heavily, was pulled out and taken to the Central Referral Hospital and admitted to the in Neo Natal Intensive unit (NNIC) under the pediatrics department.
“There is a severe cut marks in the body of the baby and she is in a critical condition,” Dr Jayanth Mazumdar, Senior Resident, NNIC of SMIMS told Sikkim Express. The baby was put in a ventilator to assist her breathing but chances of her survival are dim.
Later in the morning, a 15-year-old girl from the same locality was taken to the hospital for medical examination under suspicion. Sources have said that that examination revealed that the girl has just given birth. The girl is presently under treatment.