A policewoman, Archana, recently breastfed an abandoned newborn baby, saving his life in the Electronics City area of Bengaluru.

Baby named ‘Kumaraswamy’ after State’s new CM

As per reports, the baby boy was discovered wrapped inside a plastic bag and left abandoned near a construction site in Bengaluru’s Electronic city. Assistant Sub-Inspector, Nagesh R, was the first police officer to arrive at the scene. Sub-Inspector Nagesh took the baby to a nearby hospital. The doctors treated the newborn for free. Soon after, Nagesh took the baby to the police station. It was then that cop Archana spotted him. She instantly picked up the baby and breastfed him.

Archana, mother to a three-month-old boy, had recently returned to work after her maternity leave. “I just couldn’t bear it, I felt like my child was crying and I had to feed the baby,” Archana told BBC.

The baby was named Kumaraswamy, after Karnataka’s new chief minister HD Kumaraswamy. “It is the government’s baby now, and we decided to name him Kumaraswamy as it would be under the care of the government,” Sub-Inspector Nagesh said.

Baby Kumaraswamy is now at Shishu Mandir. Shishu Mandir is a children’s home at Hosur road, Bengaluru.

Social media praise

Bengaluru City Police hailed the policewoman on Facebook and Twitter. “We salute the Mother in our Lady Police Constable Archana of Bangalore City Police who rescued an abandoned new born and breastfed the infant, she had just returned from Maternity Leave (sic).” They also added the hashtag #ThankYouArchana.

Soon after, Archana gathered immense praise all over social media. “Lots of respect to you madam,” wrote one person. “Long live humanity,” wrote another.

The police have also registered a complaint against unknown persons for abandoning the child.
Indeed, government’s new child, little Kumaraswamy, has already had an impactful journey in such a short time period. The little one has gone through a battle of his own, which he does not yet know of.

More stories by Bhawana

Bhawana is an intern at SheThePeople.TV

Get the best of SheThePeople delivered to your inbox - subscribe to Our Power Breakfast Newsletter. Follow us on Twitter , Instagram , Facebook and on YouTube, and stay in the know of women who are standing up, speaking out, and leading change.