Kokrajhar: A newborn baby boy was found abandoned in Daolabari Tea Estate in Kokrajhar on Monday morning. According to local people, Gabardan Singh who lives in the area first noticed the baby around 4.45 am near a culvert along the tea garden road and informed his elder brother Mangal, who informed the village headman. The village headman later informed the Kokajhar Police. The infant was first taken to Daolabari Tea Estate Hospital and then to Kokrajhar Rupnath Brahma Civil Hospital and kept in the baby care unit of the hospital. The baby is stated to be in good health.
The baby was found wrapped in a towel with code clamp still attached to him. Some local people said they saw a Bolero vehicle at that time and suspect that someone in that vehicle must have dumped the newborn in the area. The baby is now under the care of Childline and will be sent to Special Adoption Agency, Nichima in Chirang. Mangal Singh and his wife have expressed a desire to adopt the baby. “Today is Krishna Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna. The baby must be a special one. I would like to adopt the baby,” said Mangal, who has a son of his own.