The moment the baby is left at the cradle, the real-time visuals would reach the Child Welfare Council's office.
The family has been living at a rented accommodation at Thiruvankulam. The couple also have a three-year-old daughter.
The incident sparked outrage on Monday, prompting swift action on the part of the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation which promised the mother a job and a home for the family.
The team led by the council's vice chairman K S Arun Kumar interacted with a group of children living in the flat.
Her mother had offered her to a rich planter when she was only 12. Her alcoholic father frequently bullied her and men in power threatened her with dire consequences for her complaint.
Parents of the boy's late father Biju had sought the custody of the boy claiming that the child would not be safe with his mother.