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Dumped newborn baby found alive

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FILE PIC: Newborn baby

Francistown Central police are on the hunt for the mother of a three-day old baby girl who was found dumped but alive this morning at around 6am.

Superintendent Lebalang Maniki confirmed the incident and said they responded to a report by a passerby who found the baby while on his way to work between Nyangabwe hospital and the Institute of Health Sciences.

“He immediately called the police and we found the baby wrapped up in a black and white baby receiver,” revealed Maniki.

He further stated that the baby was alive kept in an open space naked.

The baby’s mother, according to Maniki, did not leave any note or clothing for the infant and the police took her to a place of safety.

“We appeal to members of the community to help us find the baby’s mother. Even though this is a first case of baby dumping we received this year in our jurisdiction, last year we had two similar cases and we were able to locate their mothers,” he said.

The police chief urged parents to liaise with social workers and parents when having problems instead of abandoning their babies.