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Hyderabad constable breastfeeds abandoned baby

Hyderabad CP Anjani Kumar presenting baby pram to the police constable couple .

Hyderabad CP Anjani Kumar presenting baby pram to the police constable couple .   | Photo Credit: G_RAMAKRISHNA

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Playing Good Samaritan and displaying her humane nature, a woman police constable gave a fresh lease of life to an infant here on Sunday night.

K. Priyanka, a constable attached to Begumpet women’s police station, who is also a lactating mother, breastfed a rescued baby girl abandoned by her alcoholic and underprivileged parents. She saved the baby from starvation at Afzalgunj police station, where her husband M. Ravinder works as a constable with e-Cops.

On Sunday night one Mohammed Irfan of Yakutpura brought the girl to the police station stating that a woman in an inebriated condition handed over to him the baby and did not return, when he was standing near Osmania General Hospital. “As the baby was crying non-stop, Irfan took her to his residence in Yakutpura and tried to feed her packaged milk. However, when the infant did not stop crying, he brought her to the Afzalgunj police station and handed her over to police constable M Ravinder, who was on night duty,” said Hyderabad Commissioner of Police Anjani Kumar.

When he saw the baby in a pitiable condition , Mr. Ravinder called his wife Priyanka, whose heart went out to the baby whom she heard crying while talking to her husband over phone. Ms. Priyanka, who is currently on maternity leave, rushed to the police station in a cab, picked up the girl and breastfed her, Mr. Kumar said.

“The baby was very weak and crying uncontrollably, when she was brought to the police,” Mr. Ravinder said, adding he contacted his wife, who handled the situation.

The girl was taken to Government Maternity Hospital, Petlaburz for treatment and later handed over to her parents after verification.

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