A four-month-old baby girl was found abandoned near a temple in a forested area here on Saturday, police said.
Police said a priest of the temple in Tughlakabad village found the baby around 8 a.m.
According to police, Sandeep Shastri, who stays in the temple, went to answer nature’s call and found the girl crying from cold and hunger.
He inquired about her from the locals and later informed the police.
“I heard the child crying and ran for help. Fortunately, dogs who roam around the temple for eatables, did not attack her. Her parents may have dumped her early morning in the forest,” Shastri told IANS.
The child has been admitted to All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) child care centre.
“She is medically fit. We are seeking the help of some private NGOs for her,” a senior police official said.
“The police are investigating the matter and trying to locate her parents. A team with the child’s photograph is also inquiring in the surrounding areas to find her mother,” the official said.