On Saturday, Harsh Sanghavi, Gujarat’s State Minister for Home, said that the Police has sent requests to other states regarding the whereabouts of an 8-9-month-old abandoned on Friday evening in Gandhinagar. We have not been able to find the parents of this child using social media.
“Today I visited the Gandhinagar Civil Hospital to have a look at the 8-9 months old baby, who has been named as ‘Smit’ by the police. The baby is healthy and is being taken care of by Municipal corporator Diptiben Patel as well as the hospital staff and the police. We have set up a number of teams to search for the person who abandoned the child at the gates of Swaminarayan cattle pond in Gandhinagar on Friday at around 9 o’clock. I am personally monitoring the situation. We also request the public to share information if they have and utilise the social media platform to find the parents of the abandoned child,” said Harsh Sanghavi at Gandhinagar Civil hospital.
“The Gandhinagar police has formed 7 teams to locate the whereabouts of this person and the parents of this child and now has also roped in the Ahmedabad Crime Branch to widen the search. Gujarat Police have also sent emails to other states for information on the parents. Now we are contacting the other state police on a one-on-one basis, as we believe that the abandoned child might belong to another state,” said an official of Gandhinagar Police.
The police are investigating CCTV footage of the nearby areas and shops to locate this person who abandoned the child at the gate of Swaminarayan cattle pond on Friday night.
The Gandhinagar civil hospital has collected the DNA samples of the child and is into the process of sending them to other states. According to sources, it is learnt that the child will be shifted to the Child Protection Home in Odhav in Ahmedabad.