MADURAI -- A seven-month-old baby escaped with minor injuries after falling off a bus footboard while the child's parents were sleeping and was rescued by a van driver.
Later, the baby was admitted to a hospital.
Police said the baby was in the arms of parents, who were sitting in the footboard of the bus, which was on its way from Tirunelveli to this city late last night.
The baby fell onto the roadside after the parents dozed off and was spotted by an alert van driver, who got the child admitted to a private hospital here. He then informed police of what had happened.
On waking up, they were shocked to find the child missing and reported the matter to police at Vachakarampatti village, who told them that their child had been hospitalised.
Police said the baby had been treated and handed back to the parents.