MUMBAI : A day old baby boy was found abandoned in the rear section of a parked truck in Virar on Wednesday morning.

According to Diwakar Prajapati driver of the tempo had gone for tea at a roadside stall near Sainath petrol pump in Virar East when he heard the cries of a baby and when he went to the cargo section he found the baby wrapped in a bedsheet said a Virar police official. He immediately called us and we took custody of the baby boy he said.

We have registered a case under Section 317(abandonment of baby) of the IPC against unknown persons and are probing all maternity and government hospitals to get information of any new deliveries recorded in the last two days to get information of the mother who delivered the baby and it seems that the baby may have been delivered in nearby homes as it could be a case of an unwanted baby borne out of an illegal relationship said the official. The baby has been admitted in the Shatabdi Hospital,Kandivli and its condition is fine he said.