Hyderabad, Dec 31 (PTI): A two-month-old baby was Monday reunited with her mother by police, less than 24 hours after she allegedly handed it over in an inebirated state to a man near Osmania General Hospital here, police said. Also Read - Madhur Bhandarkar, Who is Deeply Upset, Reacts to Karan Johar’s Apology: This is Not I Believe Real Relationships Work

They said the woman handed over the baby to the man Sunday night,saying she would be back after some time. However when she did not turn up Also Read - India vs Australia 2020 Live Cricket Score, 1st ODI, Sydney Cricket Ground: Aaron Finch Wins Toss, Hosts to Bat First

The man then took the wailing child to his house and vainly tried to feed it milk. He informed his friends and relatives and they handed over the baby to the Afzlgunj Police Station, an official release said. Also Read - Majerhat Bridge: Kolkata Awaits Lifeline as PWD, Railways Slug it Out

Constable M Ravinder on night duty there, informed his wife, also a constable at another station and who was on maternity leave, of the baby’s plight and she came to the spot and fed the baby, it said.

Later, the baby was shifted to the Government Maternity Hospital at Petlaburz.

During efforts to trace the mother, police found a a woman crying at Chanchalguda area, who narrated the sequence of events.

The woman claimed that she had forgotten the area where she had given the baby to the man as she was drunk at that time.

She was then taken to the hospital, where she identified her child.

After verification and confirmation, the baby was handed over to the woman, the release added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.