Bengaluru cop breastfeeding abandoned newborn goes viral in social media
Archana, the Bengaluru constable who breastfed an abandoned newborn, has been lauded for her most humane gesture and has earned huge respect on social media by her act.
She, however, thinks that it was simply her instinct to feed the newly-born baby she and her team found in a plastic bag in Bengaluru.
The baby was found in bad shape, covered in blood with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck. He was taken to Lakshmi Nursing Home for treatment and later brought to the police station where Archana fed him.
“it appeared that the baby was born a few minutes back. The baby started crying and being a mother, I sensed he was hungry. I took him and fed him and he stopped crying,” Archana told Bangalore Mirror.
Constable breastfed abandoned infant
Archana herself is a mother of a five-month-old boy and has joined work after her maternity leave just a fortnight back.
“What more could have I done apart from feeding him? When I took him and started feeding him, I felt as though I were feeding my son Ashith,” the Bangalore-based daily quoted Archana.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy tweeted on Wednesday that he was “deeply moved” baby Archana’s gesture and would meet the police constable “who nursed the little ne to life”.
Meanwhile, the police department in Bengaluru has named the infant “Kumaraswamy”, calling him as the “government’s baby”.