Burdwan/Bangalore: In a virtual rerun of the Falak saga, a seven-month-old baby girl was found abandoned in an express train in Burdwan in West Bengal while a six-day-old infant boy was dumped in an open carton box in Bangalore.
Both the babies have been admitted to hospitals for medical attention.
The unattended baby girl was seen in a compartment of the Toofan Express at Madhupur station, police sources in Burdwan said on Wednesday.
The passengers of the S1 coach of the train found the baby abandoned last night. They informed the Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) about this baby, the sources said.
But the TTE and the passengers could not locate the parents of the baby, they said.
The baby was then handed over to the Government Railway Police (GRP) at the Assansol railway station,
The girl has been admitted to the Assansol Sub- Divisional Hospital for treatment, the sources added.
In Bangalore, the infant boy, wrapped in a cloth, was spotted by garbage cleaners in a parking area in a busy locality in the morning, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Division) Sonia Narang said.
To ensure that the baby is in sound health, the infant has been shifted to the private Vanivilas hospital where he will be kept for a day or two and then handed over to a city-based NGO which adopts abandoned babies, she said.
An FIR has been registered under IPC section 317 (exposure and abandonment of child under 12 years, by parent or person having care of it), Narang said.
In a case that has caught the nation's attention, two-year-old Falak, whose head was smashed and body with bite marks all over, was abandoned by a teenager at the AIIMS hospital in Delhi on January 18. She continues to be in a critical condition and has developed an infection in the brain.