Caution! This footage may be disturbing for some viewers
On an amateur video shot in Valasaravakkam, in India's Chennai province, a woman named Geeta can be seen pulling an abandoned newborn baby out of a storm drain by the feet. The baby even still had his umbilical cord wrapped around his neck.
It was a man who sounded the alarm after he heard crying. He might have thought it was a little cat at first, but it soon turned out that the crying came from a baby stuck in the sewer. Geeta was able to save him and immediately rinsed him off in a bowl of water. During an interview she stated:
The person who gave up the baby did it willingly and pushed it far enough down the drain so that he would not be seen. I do not think there were any feelings for the child because the umbilical cord seemed to be tied around his neck, which would have slowly killed him.
The infant was then hospitalised since he was suffering from respiratory problems. After several days in the local hospital, the newborn is healing and his future was no longer in danger. The police opened an investigation but could not find the parents.