Newborn baby #abandoned in Mumbai subway because she’s a #girl

16 June 2015, Mumbai

Yet another newborn girl found abandoned in India. This baby was found wrapped in a piece of cloth inside a plastic carrybag at the Kandivali East subway station in Mumbai.

The baby had been abandoned in a subway near Saidham temple. Passersby informed the trustees of the temple who in turn summoned the Samta Nagar police. The baby was rushed to Babasaheb Ambedkar hospital. She is stable now.

Another Unwanted Baby Girl Thrown Out of Moving Train

11 March, 2015. Ranchi

A four month old infant girl was flung out of a moving train. She had been stuffed into a plastic container because of which she survived, though she fractured her arm. The police haven’t located the family yet.

New-born girl found on temple stairs – The Times of India

January 25, 2015 Chandigarh

A 5 day old infant girl was abandoned on the steps of a temple here. This coincidentally comes on a day the Prime Minister made a “Beti Bachao” (Save our daughters) public appeal.

Angry she was a #girl, father strangles and dumps his newborn – via Times of #India

5 November 2014, Howrah, W. Bengal

Angry his wife had given birth to a girl, a man killed his new born child within hours of her birth and dumped her body on the river banks. Injuries to the head and marks on the neck indicate she was battered and strangled.

Unwanted as she’s a girl, she was abandoned at the hospital

01 November 2014 Krishnagiri, Tamil Nadu

A few hours after her birth her parents left her with the nursing staff and checked out of the hospital. The police are trying to trace down the parents, but would it be a good idea to hand her back to them given they don’t want her as she’s a girl? There is no law in India that prioritizes the safety of girls who are unwanted to protect them from their parents. 1 million girls are killed in India up to the age of 1 year, and another 7 million are killed between 1-6 years.

Four Day Old Infant Girl Thrown Out of Moving Car – via Times of #India on Mobile

12 October 2014, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

A 4 day old infant girl was thrown out of the window of a moving car. The baby survived but was critically injured and is in intensive care. The police are examining CCTV footage to identify the car.  This region has a very low child sex ratio for girls. More details in the link below.

Fourth newborn #girl #baby found dead in the garbage – via The Times of #India

3 September 2014, Bareilly

A newborn girl was found discarded in a plastic bag in a public garbage dump. Ironically on the day of Kanya Puja – a festival that celebrates the girl child as a goddess incarnate. In the last three weeks this is the fourth newborn girl killed and dumped in a public area in this town.

Husband Beats Wife and 5-month-old Baby to Death for #Dowry

Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, July 31, 2014

In a brutal case of dowry harassment, 25 year old Rupa Devi and her five-month old son Ujjwal Kumar were reportedly beaten to death with a hot iron rod  by her husband Praveen Kumar Mahto . Married for almost two years, the woman was allegedly being tortured for not meeting the dowry demands.

Three Hours old #Baby #Girl Dumped in the Toilet in #Ludhiana

Jan 04, 2014, Ludhiana

A newborn girl was found wrapped up in a plastic bag and dumped in the toilet of a hospital.  A local NGO is currently taking care of her, while the police are searching for the parents.

Mother Tries to Throw New Born Girl Off a Train

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Aug 09, 2012

Where girl babies are disposed off in numerous ways after birth, a young woman identified only as Chitra, was stopped by passengers as she tried to throw her new-born infant girl off the moving train, wrapped in a plastic bag.  Report here.

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