And police fear the tot could have been left because her mother and father were hoping for a boy.
The baby is now being cared for in hospital after she was found by a local tea stall owner in the Indian city of Bhopal.
Dheeraj Rathore discovered her in a bin, swarming with ants, in the early hours of Saturday.
“I was passing through the bin when I heard the cries of a baby” Rathore said. “I was shocked to see an infant’s head sticking out of a red polybag in a garbage vat among the bushes.
“Ants were all over her head and body” he added.
Rathore and his two friends cleared the insects from the infant’s body, wrapped her in a cloth and took her to a nearby hospital where her condition was described as critical.
According to the Doctors, the tot weighed only 3.5lbs when she was admitted.
“When she was brought to the hospital, she had multiple injury marks on her body.” one medic said.
Police confirmed they are hunting for the infant’s parents.