Phagwara: A newborn girl child was on Monday found abandoned on a cart along the National Highway near village Chachoki on the outskirts of this district, police said.
Police later got the child admitted to the local Civil hospital.
Phagwara SP Harkamalpreet Singh Khakh said that a case under section 317 of the IPC (exposure and abandonment of child under twelve years by parent or person having care of it) was registered against the unknown parents.
"The DNA sample of the child has also been taken," Khakh said.
The infant was found wrapped in a tarpaulin of the cart by its owner, an egg seller, he added.