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TAMBARAM: A four-month-old baby boy was found abandoned at the EMU car shed in Tambaram on Tuesday evening.

It was rescued and handed over to the Institute of Child Health and Hospital, Egmore.

Personnel of Railway Protection Force, Tambaram, said a Sub-Inspector was on routine patrol in facilities around the railway station.

He was making an inspection at the EMU car shed, when he heard the cries of a baby from one of the compartments of a rake parked inside the shed at around 2 p.m. He took the baby to RPF Station on Platform No. 1 and the personnel waited for over two hours to check if any parent came there to make enquiries about a missing baby.

After 5 p.m., they contacted Good Life Centre, a welfare shelter in West Tambaram.

K. Bhaskar, honorary secretary of the centre, said the baby was around four months old and they noticed a couple of swellings, suspected to be caused due to an injury. After first aid and change of clothes, they took the baby to a hospital in West Tambaram.

Establishing that the boy needed urgent medical attention as he was in critical condition, they called up 108 and an ambulance shifted the baby to the Children’s Hospital in Egmore, he said.

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