The phrase “dogs are a man’s best friend” exists for a reason, and this was seen after a stray dog took care of a newborn baby who was abandoned in an isolated area in the Mungeli district of Chhattisgarh, India.
Social media is up in arms over the inhumane act of abandoning a baby, while others have commented on the compassion shown by the dog who protected the child throughout the night.
खबर पढ़कर मन व्यथित हो गया.
बच्ची को पुलिस ने अस्पताल पहुंचा दिया है, मामले की छानबीन जारी है.
यदि आप बेटा-बेटी में भेद-भाव की सोच से ग्रस्त हैं तो आप अभिभावक बनने लायक नहीं हैं.
दोषियों को कानून के तहत सख्त सजा मिले. ऐसे पाप रोकें, दकियानूसी सोच त्यागें, बेटा-बेटी एक समान मानें. pic.twitter.com/JDD5tQExSu
— Dipanshu Kabra (@ipskabra) December 19, 2021
According to India Express, the baby was abandoned without clothing and the umbilical cord still attached. Villagers then heard the baby girl crying, and was shocked to find her nestled alongside a litter of puppies.
The child didn’t sustain any injuries, despite being left in the cold and the villagers believed that the dog guarded the human child along with her puppies.
ETV Bharat reported that the villagers informed police of the incident and the baby was then rushed to a nearby hospital. She was referred to The ChildLine Project, and has been named Akansha by the rescuers.
The committee will decide where the child will live, while the police are searching for the newborn’s family.