In yet another case of abandonment of girl child, a new born was found dumped near a sewer line in Rajasthan’s Udaipur city early Saturday morning. This is the second successive case of abandonment of girl child in as many days. On Thursday an 18- month-old girl child was abandoned by a couple in Delhi’s satellite town of Gurgaon.
"Some morning joggers heard the cries of a baby. They spotted her lying on the brink of the sewer line in Udaipur Road area of the city," a police official said.
The joggers immediately informed the police. "The girl was rushed to a hospital where she is undergoing treatment."
The infant girl, who appears to have been disowned by her parents, has been adopted by an NGO.
It seems that the child was dumped because it was a girl. “People here prefer boys over girls. It is cruel to dump the baby in a sewer line," the official said.
A first information report has been filed and hunt is on to trace the girl's parents.
According to Census 2011, Rajasthan has 883 girls between the ages of 0-6 for every 1,000 boys in the same age group. The child sex ratio in 2001 was 909 girls per 1,000 boys.