Indian Baby Found Alive in Box Floating Down Ganges

A local boatman in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India found a month-old baby girl floating down the Ganges River in a box, police said Thursday. 

Boatman Gullu Chaudhary said he heard the cries of the baby on Tuesday and found her in a wooden box decorated with images of the Hindu gods, along with the baby’s horoscope showing her birthdate and name, Ganga.

Chaudhary told reporters that many of them heard the baby’s cries but only he rushed to rescue her. 

Authorities said she was now in the hospital for medical attention and will later be sent to a shelter.

Police O.P. Singh said, “The baby is fine and is currently receiving medical attention. The government will take care of everything.”

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, “The sailor who saved the life of a newborn girl “Ganga” kept in a box floating on the waves of Mother Ganga in Ghazipur has presented a unique example of humanity.”

“As a token of gratitude, he will be benefitted [sic] by all eligible government schemes. The UP government will make complete arrangements for the upbringing of the newborn girl,” the chief minister said on Twitter. 

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