Newborn girl rescued from drain in Odisha adopted by Bengaluru couple

Balangir: A newborn girl, who was rescued from a drain near the Government Ayurvedic College and Hospital in Balangir district in March this year, has been adopted by a couple from Bengaluru.

The baby girl will be raised by the couple in Bengaluru eight months after abandonment by her biological parents.

Balangir Collector Chanchal Rana handed over the infant to the childless couple, who had applied for adoption of the baby online.

The newborn was found abandoned in a drain near the state-run Ayurvedic College at Tulasi Nagar on March 7. The locals had rescued the baby girl and taken her to the nearby Ayurvedic medical college for primary treatment.

Later, the Childline members admitted her to the Bhima Bhoi Medical College & Hospital. The baby was under care and custody of the child welfare committee after her recovery from hospital. As she was rescued from Tulasi Nagar area, she was named as ‘Tulasi’.

However, eight months after her rescue, the baby finally got new parents in Bengaluru.

The couple, who has no children even after 16 years of their marriage, has been overwhelmed by adopting the baby girl as their daughter.

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