Fourth baby found abandoned in Sharjah in a month

The two-month-old baby girl was found wrapped in a blanket and placed in a cardboard box left on the street.



by

Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Tue 25 Mar 2014, 1:17 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:22 PM

A two-month-old baby girl was found abandoned in Al Qasimiya area behind Al Manama Supermarket in Sharjah on Sunday, a police source told Khaleej Times.

This is the fourth baby to be abandoned by parents in the emirate in less than a month. The baby girl was found wrapped in a blanket placed in a cardboard box left on the street.

A passerby contacted the police at 11.30am. A police patrol and an ambulance rushed to the spot, following which the girl was taken to Al Qasimi Hospital, where she is currently being cared for.

A source at the hospital said the baby is in a stable condition and is being provided with all necessary medical, social and feeding care available.

The police have launched a probe and are looking for the baby’s parents.

Three other babies were found abandoned in Sharjah in the past one month.

On March 5, 2014, a newborn baby boy was found abandoned near a fire station in Muwailih area in Sharjah.

On March 4, a day-old baby boy was found abandoned on the terrace of a building in Al Yarmouk area.

On February 26, a two-day-old baby girl was found abandoned on a pavement in Al Ghuwair area.

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com


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