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.
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.
We salute our COP Smt. Archana, @BlrCityPolice ,for her kind motherhood affection of breastfeeding and rescuing an abandoned infant, while in her maternity.
ಎರಡಕ್ಷರದ ಮಹಾ ಕಾವ್ಯ “ಅಮ್ಮ”
ಮೂರಕ್ಷರದ ಮಹಾ ಚೈತನ್ಯ “ಪೊಲೀಸ್” https://t.co/PF84tt91Yv pic.twitter.com/cwUA0dAuAm
— BengaluruCityPolice (@BlrCityPolice) June 6, 2018
Soon after, Archana gathered immense praise all over social media. “Lots of respect to you madam,” wrote one person. “Long live humanity,” wrote another.
Public service at its best!!!Well done!! I think police should grant a award for this !! It encourages others to do better public service @D_Roopa_IPS @prajavani
— Pradeep Gowda (@Pradi_Gowda) June 6, 2018
India #policewoman praised for breastfeeding abandoned babyhttps://t.co/cEymqEWQwg
An Indian policewoman is being praised for breastfeeding an abandoned newborn and possibly saving his life in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.@PattyArquette @lizadonnelly pic.twitter.com/xxVm9A2EFx
— Chavi Vohra (@Chavivohra) June 6, 2018
Bhawana is an intern at SheThePeople.TV