An abandoned newborn was rescued in Mirzapur upazila when a stray dog was trying to drag the baby boy across a village road yesterday.
Mohammad Humayun Kabir of Korra Kawaljani village saw a dog dragging away the newborn, wrapped in a polythene bag, into a bush when he went for a walk around 5:45am.
Humayun, a teacher of Korra Kawaljani Dakhil Madrasa, immediately drove away the dog and rescued the baby unhurt.
"I used to go for morning walk since I had bypass surgery recently," Humayn said.
"After walking around 500 yards I saw a dog dragging a polythene bag across an earthen road of the village,” Humayun said, adding, “When I was about to cross the place, I heard a mild crying sound and turned around to see what was going on.”
"Spotting the infant there, I ran back to my house and told the matter to my wife Sanjida and aunt Masuda, who rescued the baby and started taking necessary care," he said.
"The baby became normal after my younger brother's wife Sumona breastfed him," he said, adding that after informing police of the matter they took the infant to a hospital for treatment.
Officer-in-Charge of Mirzapur Police Station SM Mizanul Haque said the newborn is now undergoing treatment at Kumudini Hospital under police care.