In the video clip that has provoked shock on social media, the woman in a grey Santro car leaves the baby on the steps outside a house, dangerously close to the narrow road.
The baby, a girl, has been found and is being treated at a local hospital. The district's Chief Medical Officer said that the newborn is in a critical condition. "We are hopeful of her recovery," he said.
#WATCH An unidentified woman drops a new-born baby on a street from a car in Muzaffarnagar. CMO Muzaffarnagar says, "the new-born is under treatment but her condition remains critical. We are hopeful of her recovery." (Source:CCTV footage) pic.twitter.com/Q6gyEAo6Q6- ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 6, 2018
On Sunday, footage surfaced of a Kerala couple abandoning their five-day old baby outside a church. The father was seen kissing the baby before placing her on the ground. They have been arrested. The couple was reportedly afraid of being shamed socially for having a fourth child.