Bengaluru Constable Breastfeeds Abandoned Baby To Health; CM Praises Act In A Tweet

The Logical Indian Crew Karnataka

June 8th, 2018 / 6:05 PM

police-breast-feeding

Image Credits: ANI

From being abandoned at birth to becoming a representative of the new Karnataka government of sorts, little Kumaraswamy has already lived a life and half in his few days of existence. 

For going beyond her call of duty, a Bengaluru city police constable, Archana was hailed by many for her act of kindness in breastfeeding an abandoned boy, who has now been named Kumaraswamy.

It was almost instinctive for Archana to breastfeed the child who was found near a construction site in Bengaluru’s Electronic City, on Friday, June 1. Talking to The Logical Indian, she said that she couldn’t help but do it since it came instinctively to her.

Archana, a mother of a three-month-old, only returned to work recently, after completing her maternity leave.

Among those who hailed her for her act was none other than Karnataka’s newly elected chief minister, H D Kumaraswamy. He took to Twitter on Wednesday and wrote



However, Archana today said to The Logical Indian that she has only read and heard about the CM ’s invite. “I have not received any official invite from their end yet,” she added.


Baby Found At A Construction Site

The baby was only a few hours old when he was found. A ragpicker spotted the new-born stuffed in a plastic bag under a bush near a construction site in Celebrity Layout, Doddathoguru.

Reportedly, he brought it to the notice of a shopkeeper nearby who informed the local police. It was then that Assistant Sub-Inspector Nagesh R arrived at the scene and rescued the hours-old baby.

He then brought the baby to the police station, where Archana took over the responsibility of nursing the infant. She said, “the umbilical cord was still wrapped around the baby’s neck when they found him.”

She further said that there were traces of blood on the baby’s arm and head. “Apart from that, the baby was fine.”

However, it was not her decision to name the child after the CM. “Everyone around us wanted us to name the baby Kumaraswamy, and we did,” added Archana.

The baby has since then been placed under the care of  Shishu Mandir orphanage at Hosur Road where Archana and her colleagues have been following up with the health conditions of the baby.



The Logical Indian Take

Today, the child has a second chance at life, all thanks to the joint efforts of the Electronic City Police and Constable Archana, who went out of her way to keep the infant from starving. The Logical Indian commends Archana for her act of generosity.

 


Contributors

Written by : Sromona Bhattacharyya

Edited by : Abhinav Joshi

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

woman saves newborn

[Video] Chennai Woman Saves Life Of New Born By Pulling Him Out Of Drain; Names Him Sugandhiram, Meaning Freedom

police-breast-feeding

Bengaluru Constable Breastfeeds Abandoned Baby To Health; CM Praises Act In A Tweet

Gujarat: 11-Year-Old Rape Victim Gives Birth To Child With Paralysis, Struggling To Survive

A Mumbai-Based Man Saves An Abandoned Girl With the Help Of Social Media

Rescue Newborn Girl

Bengaluru: Two Women Rescue A Newborn Girl Left On Pavement While Others Clicked Photos

Delhi Cops Rescue Newborn Baby

Delhi: Cops Rescue Newborn Who Was Dumped On Roadside

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Madras HC Tells CBSE To Implement Ban On Homework For Classes 1 & 2 Or Face Strict Consequences

News

MP: IPS Officer To Retire Over “Non-Performance” After MHA Order

Awareness

[Video] Often Wondered What RBI Exactly Does? This Video Explains In Just 5 Minutes

Sports

India Shines Again: Vinesh Phogat Becomes First Indian Woman Wrestler To Win Gold At Asian Games

My Story

Life Story: “I Can Make Money Tomorrow Too”

News

Gujarat: Sweeper Seen On Camera Giving Stitches At Civil Hospital, Officials Say It Is An Usual Affair

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.