Law Abandonment and Exposure 100408

Abandonment and Exposure - Neglect - Abduction - Custody of Children - Infant Children

To abandon or expose any child under the age of two years so as to endanger its life or permanently injure its health is an offence punishable by penal servitude. A child carefully packed and sent by train to its father's abode was held to be abandoned, although no actual injury had resulted; and in a case where a father allowed his child to remain some hours on his doorstep, knowing that it had been left there by his wife with whom he was not living, he was found guilty of abandoning it.