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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jajpur, Mar 26:

A day after a newborn girl was rescued from under earth in Odisha’s Jajpur district, police today began probe into the incident.

District Child Welfare Committee (CWC) today filed a complaint with Jenapur police station following which a case under section 307 and 317 of IPC was registered.

While the day-old girl is recuperating at the District Headquarters Hospital, the Collector Ranjan Kumar Das visited the healthcare facility to enquire about the baby’s health. The infant’s condition is stated to be stable.

On the other hand, the district administration has announced to adopt the baby and named her as Dharitri. The ekoisia (function held on the 21st day of the baby) will by held at famous Biraja temple on April 14.

Local MLA and Energy Minister Pranab Prakash das welcomed the decision and stated that all necessary assistance will be extended to the child for her safe and secured future.

It may be mentioned here that locals heard the baby’s shrill cry near a field at Shyamsundarpur in the district yesterday. The cries led the curious villagers to a place where they spotted feet above the ground. The dug the earth to find the baby found buried upside down with a piece of cloth wrapped around. The baby was first rushed to the nearby Community Health Centre (CHC) and later admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital.