Abandoned newborn dies
A newborn baby boy found abandoned in a garbage pile in the city's Badda, died one hour after admission to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) yesterday.
Some workers of an under construction building beside the pile at Bashundhara residential area found the baby wrapped in a polythene around 11:00am.
Firoza Parvin, one of the rescuers, said the baby moved his limbs, prompting locals to take him to a nearby hospital where doctors tied up his bleeding umbilical cord and shifted him to DMCH.
DMCH doctors said the baby was premature, underweight, suffering respiratory problems and bleeding profusely.