'Daughter of Ganga': Newborn girl found in wooden box floating in river, gets UP CM Yogi Adityanath's help
Ghazipur (UP), Jun 17: A newborn girl, wrapped in a piece of cloth and a chit declaring her as the "daughter of the Ganga", was found in a wooden box floating in the river at Dadrihhat in Ghazipur.
Contained a picture of goddess Durga, a horoscope and incense sticks, the box carrying the infant was found by a local boatman, Gullu Chaudhary, who carried the girl home.
Police said Gullu was at the Dadrighat on Tuesday evening when he heard cries of the baby and found her alive in the box. Later, police got the child admitted to the district hospital.
In a tweet, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath praised the boatman and said that the government will make arrangements for the upbringing of the child. The boatman who saved the life of a newborn girl has presented a unique example of humanity, he said.
गाजीपुर में माँ गंगा की लहरों पर तैरते संदूक में रखी नवजात बालिका "गंगा" की जीवन-रक्षा करने वाले नाविक ने मानवता का अनुपम उदाहरण प्रस्तुत किया है।— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) June 16, 2021
नाविक को आभार स्वरूप सभी पात्र सरकारी योजनाओं से लाभान्वित किया जाएगा।@UPGovt नवजात बच्ची के लालन-पालन का संपूर्ण प्रबंध करेगी। pic.twitter.com/YXTTOmYVqy
"As a token of gratitude, he will be benefitted by all eligible government schemes. The UP government will make arrangements for the upbringing of the child," the CM said in a tweet in Hindi.
District Magistrate Mangala Prasad Singh and other officials visited the hospital to enquire about the health of the infant.
Thanking Chaudhary for saving the life of the girl, the DM directed officials to provide a new boat to him. Chaudhary has expressed his desire to raise the child.