Policewoman breastfed Baby to save Life

Policewoman breastfed Baby to save Life

Beyond the call of duty, a policewoman in Karnataka breastfed an abandoned infant to save her life.

An Indian policewoman is being praised for breastfeeding an abandoned newborn and possibly saving his life in the southern Indian state of Karnataka, according to a BBC report.

“I just couldn’t bear it,” she said. “I felt like my child was crying and I had to feed the baby.”

Authorities said they received a call from a local shopkeeper, who spotted the newborn near a construction site in the capital city of Bangalore.

The newborn has been hailed by local residents as the “government’s baby”.

The policewoman, who has only given her first name, Archana, told BBC Hindi’s Imran Qureshi that she recently gave birth to a son and felt connected to the abandoned newborn at first sight. Her colleagues are full of praise for her quick actions, which, they said, probably saved the baby’s life.

Police constable Archana and the baby

Locals have named the newborn “little Kumaraswamy”, after the state’s newest chief minister who was sworn into office in May.

Police officer Nagesh R said he took the child to a nearby hospital after finding him in a “bad state” – dumped in a pile of garbage on the outskirts of the city.

The baby has been handed over to a children’s home by the police, who have also registered a complaint against unknown persons for abandoning the child.

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2 Responses to "Policewoman breastfed Baby to save Life"

  1. Susan Hill   June 7, 2018 at 8:24 am

    A refreshing bit of news. There are still good people living in the country. Through the darkest gloom of depressing news, a tiny lamp shines.

  2. Daniel Wong   June 6, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    This woman needs to be honoured. First, because her act is an affirmation of breastfeeding. Secondly because of the fact that she has infinite compassion. Good News indeed.


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