Man Arrested For Abandoning Newborn At Kerala Church

CCTV footage aired by television channels and circulated on social media shows a couple leaving the child in the premises of St George Forane Church.

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Man Arrested For Abandoning Newborn At Kerala Church

The newborn baby found abandoned at a church in Kerala is admitted to a hospital (Representational)


Kochi:  A man was arrested today for abandoning his newborn baby in a church in Edappally. The two-day old's parents were traced from Wadakancherry in Thrissur this morning. The father of the baby will be charged under various sections of IPC and Juvenile Justice Act, according to the police.

CCTV footage aired by local television channels and circulated on social media showed a couple leaving the child in the premises of St George Forane Church late last evening. The security staff of the church noticed the child at around 8:30 pm and alerted the police immediately.

In the CCTV footage, the couple along with another child, seen walking into the church premises around 8:15 pm with the baby wrapped in an orange sheet.

The father kisses the baby on its forehead before carefully placing it on the ground of the church.

Police said the exact reason for the couple to take such a step would be known only after a detailed interrogation of the father.

The baby was admitted to a private hospital immediately after the incident. Hospital sources said the infant was healthy.
 


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