In a shocking incident from Uttar Pradesh’s Bagphat, a one-year-old girl was found lying in the field along with a dead woman who is considered to be her mother. The brave-year-old was found in an injured state.
As per the police both the woman and the child were attacked with a sharp object, while the woman’s body decomposed, the infant miraculously survived hunger, thirst and two days of rain. She crawled out of the field to a nearby shrine where devotees noticed her.
The girl was taken to the hospital where a constable, Rekha Nagar, in Baraut police station is given in charge of her well being and safety. The hospital staff fondly calls her Gudiya. The mother and child are still to be identified.
Rekha told Indian Express “I come in the morning at around 10 am and leave in the evening by 9 pm. Gudiya is a brave and loving child. She has survived a lot and all of us are hoping she gets better. Her situation has improved since the first day she was brought in.”
As per the doctors, the infant has suffered a wound to the left part of her forehead inflicted by a sharp object. Dr. Ajay Garg said “We performed a CT scan and found that there was damage to the bone structure of the head as well. It is the kind of injury one sustains if their head had been banged against a hard structure. Due to infections in the head wound, we could not stitch it. But we are hopeful that she will recover.”
Doctors also found that her body had also been infected caused by worms. The nurses say she was unconscious for several hours after being admitted to the hospital and she consumed an entire bottle of milk and water after waking up.
The police constable said that she is responsive and friendly. Some people have also come for adoption and the Child Welfare Commission has been informed of that.