She was found abandoned in a corner of Kashmir's lone maternity hospital, Lal Ded, in the early hours of July 28.
A 2-3 day old baby, covered by a blanket and almost asleep when a sleepy patient attendant spotted her. He rubbed his eyes just to be sure and then he was spurred into action. She might have been there a while but her calmness was surreal. He quickly informed the hospital authorities, who didn't bat an eyelid before transferring her to the neo-natal intensive care unit of the hospital, which is named after a famous Kashmiri poet-philosopher Lal Ded.
Neonate unit at Lal-Ded | Source: Basit Zargar
A 2-3 day old baby is fragile and tiny. The cold, the heat, loud noises, nutrition or the lack of it -- anything and everything can harm it. But somehow, the hospital staff kept her healthy.
"It has been close to three months now. We had registered the FIR in police station and the court proceedings regarding the case started in a local court in Srinagar," said Medical Superintendent of Lal Ded hospital, Dr Mushtaq Ahmed.
A good number of people have come up to adopt her, but the hospital is waiting for the court order before they can hand her over.
The baby girl Zainab | Source: Basit Zargar