ISLAMABAD: A newborn boy in poor health was found in a shopping bag at one of the gates of the Diplomatic Enclave on Sunday. He died before he could be taken to a hospital to be given emergency treatment, police officials said. According to the Secretariat police, security officials at Gate no. 5 of the walled installation were informed about the presence of a suspicious bag by a passerby. Upon inspection, they found a one-day-old boy in the black-coloured bag, who died before he could receive any help. The Secretariat police was called to collect the body and other necessary evidence. The police could not track down any witnesses in the case and they suspect that the baby was abandoned on the previous night. The police registered a murder case.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2012.