In a shocking incident, a baby was left starving for two days next to the body of his mother who died due to ‘COVID-19’ near Maharashtra’s Pune. No relatives or neighbours reached out to the baby fearing Covid.
The matter came to the fore after the landlord called the police who broke into the house and found the woman’s body and the infant next to her. The woman was suspected to have died on Saturday, which means the 18-month-old had been without food or water all that time.
Even neighbours shrank from holding the baby. Later, police constables Sushila Gabhale and Rekha Waze cared for the baby and fed him.
“I also have two children, one eight, one six. The baby felt like my own child, he drank milk very quickly as he was very hungry,” said Sushila Gabhale. Her colleague Rekha said the child was miraculously fine, except for fever.
“The child had a little fever when we showed him to the doctor. He told us to feed him well, the rest is fine. After feeding the baby biscuit with water, we took the child to the government hospital for a corona test,” she said.
The baby’s Covid test has turned out negative and he was shifted to a government creche. His mother’s autopsy is yet to reveal how she died and it is not known whether she had Covid.
“The woman’s husband had reportedly gone to Uttar Pradesh for work. We are waiting for him to return,” said Prakash Jadhav, Police Inspector (Crime).
Worth mentioning, Maharashtra reported 66,159 Covid cases and 771 deaths in 24 hours.