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Man’s tweet helps save baby

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Nov 21, 2017, 1:47 am IST
Updated : Nov 21, 2017, 1:47 am IST

Found in autorickshaw, girl is currently stable in Sion Hospital.

Hemant Sharma’s image with the baby girl that he had tweeted with a plea of help on Sunday night.
 Hemant Sharma’s image with the baby girl that he had tweeted with a plea of help on Sunday night.

Mumbai: A 25-year-old man rescued an infant girl from an autorickshaw parked near a dustbin in suburban Kanjurmarg he also posted her photos on Twitter with an appeal for help. Kanjurmarg police had taken the girl but yet to find her parents.

According to Kanjurmarg police officers, on Sunday night when Hemant Sharma and his brother were walking near Nutan Nagar naka at Kanjurmarg, they heard a child’s crying. Following this, upon looking around, they found an abandoned baby girl. Mr Sharma immediately took a picture with the child and posted it on Twitter, asking for help, @Aman ‘Found this 3 to 5 day year old kid in closed auto. Please help me guys. I’ve no idea what to do? #help’.

The baby girl was found in a parked autorickshaw near a dustbin in Kanjurmarg.The baby girl was found in a parked autorickshaw near a dustbin in Kanjurmarg.

Senior PI of Kanjurmarg police station, Gajanan Kaple said, “We received a call from the control room stating about a baby, upon which our team immediately contacted Hemant and took the baby in their custody. The baby looked ill and so we approached the Sion hospital, where she was later admitted. Her health is stable now. We are checking the CCTV footages of the area to establish the identity of those who had dumped the newborn and soon will arrest the person. ”

Hemant Sharma, the rescuer got several praises from the people. He said, “When I saw the abandoned baby, I got scared because she was shivering. I thought about taking a picture and uploading it on social media, with the hope of getting some help. The Mumbai police responded to my tweet and I handed over the baby girl to them.”

The baby girl is currently in Sion hospital, where Mr Sharma visited her.The baby girl is currently in Sion hospital, where Mr Sharma visited her.

Later on Monday evening, Mr Sharma visited the baby girl in the hospital and tweeted about her ongoing treatment. He also mentioned that he will keep a tab on her health and will keep updating the same through his personal Twitter profile.

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