MP: Cops rescued 402 abandoned infants between Dec'16 and May'18
Madhya Pradesh Police personnel are showing their humane side and donning a new role - saviors of newborn babies dumped by parents. The personnel of "Dial-100" rescued 402 abandoned infants, mostly girls, between December 2016 and May 2018. The deserted infants are shifted to hospitals for immediate medical care in first response vehicles (FRVs) which are part of the emergency service. Here's more.
While sharing the data of rescued children, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Dial-100 Service, Hemant Sharma said, "In one such incident, a FRV rescued a newborn on Friday from Guhiadol village in Sidhi district. The control room got a phone call at 8 pm."
Additional Director General (ADG), Police Telecom, Upendra Jain, who heads the service, said people show a lot of trust in the initiative. "Dial-100 is an emergency service that helps people facing harassment, eve-teasing, loot, and other such crimes in public places, which need prompt police intervention," Jain said. Bhopal reported maximum cases at 18, followed by Indore and tribal- dominated Chhindwara at 17 each.
Madhya Pradesh is among the states with a skewed child sex ratio. Child sex ratio is defined as the number of females per thousand males in the age group 0-6 years. Child rights activist Rakesh Malviya said, "According to available records, barely 50 cases of feticide were registered in the country in 2014. In Madhya Pradesh, this number stood at 15."