Bachchu Mia, an inspector at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital Police Outpost, said the girl was admitted to the neonatal department of the hospital died around 7.30 am on Saturday.
A group of locals brought the baby to the hospital on Friday night. They said the newborn was ‘thrown into the street’ from a building on Hare Street in Wari.
Apurbo Rabi Das, a student, was one of those who rescued the infant from the road and brought her to the hospital.
Apurbo said he was playing mobile games with his friends on the side of the road around 11:30 pm when they heard a sudden noise and investigated.
"There is a 10-storey building and a one-storey shed in front of the building. The child fell from above onto the shed and rolled down the road,” he said.
People gathered at the scene after they heard the loud sound of something dropping. They found the infant and took her to a local hospital which refused to admit her.
Apurbo and his friends then rushed her to the emergency department of DMCH.
Doctors examined the child at DMCH and confirmed that she was still alive. She was then admitted to the neonatal ward.
She was later declared dead.